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GLIN==> Michigan Upper Peninsula Water Quality Workshop

Workshop Announcement:

A Workshop on the State of the Upper Peninsula’s

Water Quality

September 19-20, 2007

Hosted at Michigan Technological University

by the Great Lakes Environmental and Molecular Sciences (GLEAMS) Center.


Meeting Purpose:

The purpose of this meeting is to bring together stakeholders working on water-related environmental issues for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a focus on addressing the legacy of contamination in the U.P.  Attendees will identify and discuss environmental water quality issues such as legacy mining impacts, fish consumption effects from contaminated water and sediment, and other industrial contaminants such as mercury and PCBs.  The outcome of the workshop will be a prioritized summary of water-related environmental issues and ways to work together to solve these important environmental concerns.


Stakeholders in all Upper Peninsula water quality issues are invited, including representatives from watershed groups, government agencies (state, local, and Federal), tribes, academia, community education programs, and other interested parties. 

Meeting Format / Agenda:

On the first day, the workshop will start with overview talks about U.P. water quality issues in the morning.  In the afternoon, a round-table discussion of solutions will take place.  On the second day, a concluding morning session will create the prioritized summary of water-related environmental issues that will provide ideas on how attendees can move forward on collaboration opportunities.


Memorial Union Building (MUB) - Ballrooms A&B, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI


Sep. 19 – 20, 2007, Wed.-Thur.


Best Western - Franklin Square Inn

820 Shelden Ave., Houghton, MI
http://www.houghtonlodging.com/ or 888-487-1700
September 18-19, $104/night

To Register:

For registration, please contact Michelle Wienert at mwienert@mtu.edu or 734-913-6870 with the following registration information:  Your name, affiliation, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address.

For More Information:

Please contact Colin Brooks, colin.brooks@mtu.edu, phone: 734-913-6858, fax:  734-913-6880 or Michelle Wienert, mwienert@mtu.edu, phone: 734-913-6870.

GLEAMS Workshops homepage:  http://apache.mtri.org/GLEAMS-Workshop/

GLEAMS is a project of the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) and Western Michigan University’s Environmental Center focused on addressing the legacy of contamination on the Great Lakes and their watersheds through the application of geospatial informatics, molecular genomics, and environmental chemistry.

Colin Brooks
Research Scientist
Manager of Environmental Science Laboratory
Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
3600 Green Court, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Office Phone: 734-913-6858
Cell Phone: 734-604-4196
Fax: 734-913-6880
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