~ Workshop Announcement ~
Restoring Fish and Wildlife in Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern:
Establishing a Pathway for Action
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
The workshop will outline a process for achieving restoration goals for fish and wildlife impairments in Michigan’s Great Lakes Areas of Concern. Workshop presentations will assess the status of restoration efforts for fish and wildlife and provide a recommended “pathway” for establishing measurable targets for fish and wildlife habitat and populations. The program will showcase successful, local efforts; highlight opportunities to integrate habitat restoration into other remediation activities; and identify followup actions to assist advisory councils and their partners in developing restoration plans for their Areas of Concern.
The workshop is intended for everyone interested in restoration efforts in Great Lakes Areas of Concern, including members of local advisory councils, local government officials, state and federal agency staff, conservation groups, and other interested parties.
A field trip to remediation sites on the River Raisin will be held the evening after the workshop, followed by a picnic at Sterling State Park.
The workshop is sponsored by the Statewide Public Advisory Council for Michigan's Areas of Concern Program and the River Raisin Public Advisory Council, in collaboration with U.S. EPA-Great Lakes National Program Office, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and other partners.
The workshop agenda, registration form and related materials will be available soon and will also be posted online at http://www.glc.org/spac/
For more information, contact Matt Doss, SPAC Support Staff, Great Lakes Commission, 734-971-9135, firstname.lastname@example.org.