2019 Annual Meeting & Conference:
The Great Lakes and Groundwater
October 25-26, 2019 Lakeside, mi
Friday, October 25
2:30 pm Choice of Field Trips (info below)
4 - 6:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm Social hour - snacks & cash bar
6:00 pm Banquet
7:00 pm Keynote Address: Groundwater: the Sixth Great Lake, Liz Kirkwood, Exec. Dir. of For Love of Water (FLOW)
Saturday, October 26
8 - 10:00 am Registration
8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Business Meeting
10:45 am Lightning Round: LWVLMR Interest Groups
Noon Lunch, PFAS and the Michigan Response, Suzanne Dixon & David Mueller
2 :00 pm LWVLMR Board Meeting (tentative)
Pokagon Environmental Programs
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is taking progressive steps to restore and ecologically enhance their traditional land base. See the results of efforts to re-create historic wetlands and to control highly invasive reed canary grass threatening native wetland plant species such as lake and river wild rice.
Image: "wild rice 1" by Superior National Forest is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Galien River County Park
The Galien River County Park in New Buffalo Township is an example of recent conservation efforts of upland and especially significant wetland habitats. Walk along hard surface, barrier free trails including the Marsh Boardwalk and a 300' Canopy Walkway that leads to the Marsh Overlook Tower.
Image: Park Walkways. http://www.berriencounty.org/1297/Galien-River-County-Park
Galien River Sanitary District
Wastewater treatment practices are crucial to river and Lake Michigan water quality. Tour the Galien River Sanitary District Sewer Authority wastewater treatment plant, which serves the cities of New Buffalo and Bridgman, and New Buffalo, Chikaming and Lake Townships. Learn about efforts to protect our waters.
Image: Galien River Wastewater Treatment Plant. http://www.grsdsa.com/about-us/.
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