Freshwater Summit

Friday, October 28, 2022
9am-3pm
Hagerty Center

Join us for the 15th Annual Freshwater Summit. Each year the Freshwater Summit brings together agency representatives, resource professionals, lake associations, and engaged citizens to discuss topics and issues related to freshwater locally and throughout the Great Lakes. Cost is $35/person or $15/student and includes lunch; registration will open September 30.

AGENDA

8:30-9:00am
Registration

9:00-9:10am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10-9:55am
Rising Salinity in the Great Lakes: Ecological & Regulatory Perspectives
Bill Hintz, Assistant Professor, University of Toledo
Kevin Goodwin, Aquatic Biology Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy

9:55-10:25am
New Zealand Mudsnails
Jeremy Geist, Trout Unlimited

10:25-10:40am
BREAK

10:40-11:10am
Working with Tribal Governments
Allison Smart, Environmental Division Manager, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

11:10-11:45am
Lightning Talks

11:45am-12:45pm
LUNCH

12:45-1:15pm
Microplastics in Fish
Maggie Petersen, Technician, Great Lakes Environmental Center

1:15-1:45pm
Michigan’s Arctic Grayling Initiative – A Progress Update
Ed Eisch, Fish Production Program Manager, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

1:45-2:00pm
BREAK

2:00-2:30pm
Nutrient Cycling in Torch Lake
Doug Endicott, Principal Research Scientist, Great Lakes Environmental Center

2:30-3:00pm
Lightning Talks

3:00pm
Evaluations & Adjourn


The Freshwater Summit is a product of the Freshwater Roundtable organized by The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Michigan Sea Grant Extension, Great Lakes Environmental Center, Inland Seas Education Association, Grand Traverse Conservation District, Conservation Resource Alliance, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, and Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council.


Previous Freshwater Summit presentations can be found here:
14th Annual Freshwater Summit – October 20 & 22, 2021
13th Annual Freshwater Summit – October 2-23, 2020
12th Annual Freshwater Summit – October 25, 2019

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