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GLIN==> Short Course: "Erosion and Sedimentation: Understanding and Managing a Major Source of Water Pollution in our Rivers" - Oct. 20-21, 2008

Contact: Jim Selegean, 313-226-6791, James.P.Selegean@usace.army.mil

Erosion and Sedimentation: Understanding and Managing a Major Source of
Water Pollution in our Rivers
Dates: October 20-21, 2008
Location: Oakland County Executive Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake
Road, Building 41W, Waterford, MI 48328

The Oakland County OakRivers Initiative, the United States Army Corp of
Engineers (ACOE), and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) are pleased to
present a short course on erosion and sedimentation, entitled "Erosion and
Sedimentation: Understanding and Managing a Major Source of Water Pollution
in our Rivers." The session will include a classroom and field component.

Sediment is a leading source of pollution to our waterways, impacting water
quality, aquatic habitat, recreational opportunities and aesthetic
conditions. This workshop is suitable for professionals responsible for
managing sediment in rivers and watersheds. You will learn about where
sediment comes from, the impact it has on aquatic resources, and methods and
tools for assessing, monitoring, and managing sediment in your river system.
The afternoon field session on the second day will include visits to erosion
hotspots and will allow you to view mitigation projects and learn how to
assess streams for erosion issues. 

Please visit www.glc.org/tributary or contact Laura Kaminski at the Great
Lakes Commission (734-971-9135 or laurak@glc.org) to obtain a registration
form and an agenda for the course. A registration fee of $30 will cover all
sessions, breaks, two lunches and transportation to field sites. Space is
limited - so please register by Friday, October 10th. 

This course is made possible by funding under the Great Lakes Tributary
Modeling Program, a joint initiative between the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers (Great Lakes Region) and the Great Lakes states. By supporting
state and local watershed planning measures that will reduce the loading of
sediments and pollutants to tributaries, this work is helping to reduce the
need for-and costs of-navigation dredging, while promoting actions to delist
Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs).  


This announcement is being forwarded to you by the Great Lakes Commission as
part of the Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program. The Great
Lakes Commission provides technical and administrative support to the Corps
of Engineers in the implementation of this important initiative, as directed
by Section 516(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. The
Commission helps to facilitate the Corps' coordination with the Great Lakes
states and the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment
Control, a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant program for soil
conservation that is managed by the Commission. 

For more information on this program, visit www.glc.org/tributary or

Laura E. Kaminski
Senior Program Specialist
Great Lakes Commission
2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
Ph: 734.971.9135
Email: laurak@glc.org 

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