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Program Overview

All workshops and sessions will be held in the Blue Harbor Conference Center

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 (Optional Morning Workshops and Afternoon Field Tours)

8:00 - 9:45 AM

Using Free Decision-Support Tools to Inform Beach Advisories and Mitigation —  Adam Mednick, Salon E/F
Workshop Cancelled due to Government Shutdown of Federal Websites

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Utilizing Sanitary Survey Data to Inform Mitigation –  Dr. Julie Kinzelman and Dr. Greg Kleinheinz, Salon E/F
12:00 - 6:00 PM Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordinating Council, Nearshore Monitoring (NEMO) Workshop (Invitational) – John Hummer, Salon B,C,D
Lunch on Own

12:30 - 2:00 PM
  4:30 - 8:30 PM

Registration, Foyer near Salon A
2:00 - 5:00 PM Field Tours (Sheboygan AOC Restoration, Kohler-Andrea State Park, Centerville Creek Restoration) Buses depart promptly from Conference Center entrance (not hotel entrance)
Dinner on Own
4:00 - 6:00 PM Exhibit Set-Up, Lakeside Terrace
5:00 - 7:00 PM Lake Michigan League of Women Voters Meeting, Salon A
6:00 - 7:30 PM Lake Michigan Stakeholders Poster Reception and Networking, Lakeside Terrace
6:00 - 7:30 PM GLBA Board of Directors Dinner Meeting, Captain's Landing
7:30 - 9:30 PM Lake Michigan LaMP Forum and Watershed Academy Dinner, Local Restaurant TBD
7:30 - 9:30 PM Great Lakes Beach Association Meet and Greet, Lakeside Terrace
 

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

7:30 AM Poster and Exhibit Set-up, Lakeside Terrace (Exhibits and Lake Michigan Posters), Entrance Foyer (Beach Related Posters)
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Registration, Foyer near Salon A
7:30 - 9:30 AM

Breakfast, Lakeside Terrace

7:30 - 8:30 BHICT Breakfast Meeting, Captain's Landing
9:00 - 11:10 AM

Plenary Session in Grand Ballroom (Salons A, B, C, D)

11:10 - 11:30 AM Break for Lunch Set-up
11:30 AM–12:30 PM Lunch in Grand Ballroom (Salons A, B, C, D) and Keynote,
Pre-European Culture and Archeology of the Western Great Lakes, Thomas Pleger, Dean and Campus Executive Officer, UW Baraboo/Sauk County
1:20 – 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
  • Beach Remediation and Monitoring Success Stories
  • Progress on Lake Michigan Areas of Concern
  • Lake Michigan Basin TMDLs and Phosphorus Management
  • Sustainable Coastal Communities
3:00 - 3:20 PM Break, Lakeside Terrace and Conference Center Entrance Foyer
3:20 - 5:20 PM Concurrent Sessions
  • Investigating and Managing the Physical and Hydrological Aspects of Beaches
  • Progress on Lake Michigan Areas of Concern (continued)
  • Lake Michigan Basin TMDLs and Phosphorus Management (continued)
  • Contaminant Trends and Health Advice in Lake Michigan Fish
  • Harbors, Working Waterfronts and Recreation
  • Challenges for Beach Managers in 2013 and Beyond
6:00 - 8:00 PM Poster Paper Reception and Buffet, Lakeside Terrace & Salon G
8:00 - 10:00 PM Beach Bonfire, Lakeside Terrace Patio
 

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Registration, Foyer near Salon A
7:30 - 9:20 AM Breakfast, Lakeside Terrace
8:00 - 9:40 AM Concurrent Sessions
  • Identifying Sources and Managing Fecal Contamination
  • Lake Michigan Monitoring and Coastal Assessment Programs
  • Nuisance Algae and Nutrient Dynamics in the Nearshore Zone
  • Lake Michigan Fisheries
9:40 - 10:00 AM Break, Lakeside Terrace and Conference Center Entrance Foyer
10:00 - 11:40 AM Concurrent Sessions
  • Developing, Implementing, and Communicating the Use of Predictive and Rapid Tools at Beaches
  • Lake Michigan Monitoring and Coastal Assessment Programs (continued)
  • Nuisance Algae and Nutrient Dynamics in the Nearshore Zone (continued)
  • Lake Michigan Fisheries (continued)
  • It's not just a Document Anymore: Online Resources for Lakewide Action Management Planning
  • Coastal Habitats and Lake Michigan Biodiversity
  • Aquatic Invasive Species and the Lake Michigan Food Web
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch in Grand Ballroom and Keynote Address,
New Opportunities for Partnership in Landscape Conservation, John Rogner, Coordinator, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)
1:20 – 3:20 PM Concurrent Sessions
  • Learning to Live with Coastal Hazards
  • Green Bay Hypoxia
  • Coastal Habitats and Lake Michigan Biodiversity (continued)
  • Aquatic Invasive Species and the Lake Michigan Food Web (continued)

Contact Us

For more information and questions please contact:

Victoria Harris
phone: (920) 366-3971
harrisv@uwgb.edu

Conference Sponsors

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative     Environmental Protection Agency     Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources     Great Lakes Beach Association
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