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Great Lakes Environmental Calendar
May 2009


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May 1, 2009

Mark your calendars and join us for a wonderful and live broadcast! EstuaryLive is a one of a kind, live, interactive, educational program that brings our nation’s estuaries into classrooms around the world; all you need to participate is a computer and an Internet connection. On May 1st, we will be broadcasting from the following research reserves: Hudson River NERR in New York, Padilla Bay NERR in Washington, and South Slough NERR in Oregon.

May 2, 2009
Straits Area Regional Fishery Workshop
Tawas City, MI
Michigan Sea Grant Extension, in partnership with fisheries agencies and stakeholder organizations, annually host public information workshops offering current research and information related to the regional status of Great Lakes fisheries. These workshops are open to the public, and provide valuable information for anglers, charter captains, resource professionals, and other interested stakeholders.
Contact: Brandon Schroeder

May 4-6, 2009
2009 AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: Managing Water Resources and Development in a Changing Climate

Anchorage, Alaska
Meeting topics will include meeting future water-supply needs, drought and flood co-management, ecosystem impacts, and water-management challenges. Additionally, since the Arctic is a place where change is expected to occur sooner and with greater effect, Alaska will be an ideal place to examine the many changes that are happening locally and effects on meeting the young state's development interests and the nation's energy needs.
Contact: Michael Lilly
Phone: 907-479-8891

May 4-8, 2009
National Environmental Partnership Summit: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

San Francisco, CA
The time to act is now! Join us as we reach out and educate each other on important environmental issues that we all face as a nation and global society. Step out of your door and take a ride back into history. Be captivated by the architectural icons of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Victorian Mansions of Pacific Heights, and the tranquil Botanical Gardens. Tour the sites, neighborhoods, and harbor by the historical and sustainable cable cars. Join us in San Francisco to experience it all.

May 4-7, 2009
WINDPOWER 2009 Conference & Exhibition

Chicago, IL
WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition is the largest annual wind conference and exhibition in the world featuring over 13,000 attendees and over 776 exhibitors. Each year, wind energy professionals gather at this event to learn about the latest industry developments and technologies, review new products and services in the expansive exhibit hall, and network with leading industry decision makers. Join us for what promises to be another exciting event taking place May 4th - 7th, 2009, at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Phone: 202-383-2512

May 5-7, 2009
The St. Lawrence Seaway - Gateway to the Great Lakes: Unlocking 50 years of benefits and impacts

Cornwall, Ontario
The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Great Rivers Center at Clarkson University, is pleased to host the 16th Annual International Conference on the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes Ecosystem.
Contact: Christina Collard
Phone: 616-936-6620

May 5-9, 2009
International In Situ and On-Site Remediation Symposium

Baltimore, Maryland
Topics to be addressed at the symposium include: cleaning up chlorinated solvents, evaluating the sensitivity of microbes to chemical pollutants and treatment agents, restoration of estuaries and wetlands, tackling perchlorate and other hormone-mimicking polluants, ability of dioxins and pesticides to degrade, and management of MTBE and spilled hydrocarbons.
Contact: Gina Melaragno
Phone: 614-424-7866

May 6-7, 2009
Air Toxics - Transcending Boundaries: 2009 Bernstein Symposium

Ann Arbor, MI
The 2009 symposium will focus on air pollution research and policy. Emerging air toxics challenges will be covered in sessions on the impact of new fuels, new engine and hybrid technology, linking exposures to health effects, and trans-border exposure issues.
Contact: Hilda McDonald
Phone: 734-615-3050

May 10-13, 2009
International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams

Vancouver, British Columbia
This exciting conference will bring together various waste stream industries, regulators, researchers, process engineers and commercial managers, to develop a broad-based, intersectional understanding and joint projects for phosphorus and nitrogen recovery from wastewater streams, as well as reuse.
Contact: Venue West Conference Services Ltd.
Phone: 1-866-481-5226 (North America only)

May 17-22, 2009
North American Benthological Society (NABS) 2009 Annual Meeting

Grand Rapids, Michigan
This year’s conference theme is “Climate Change: Interfacing Science, Sustainability, and Aquatics”. Plenary speakers include Paul Ehrlich, Don Scavia, Lynn Scarlett, and Jay Austin. Proposals for special sessions are welcome, and should include a brief description of the topic and a list of potential speakers.
Contact: NABS Business Office

May 18-22, 2009
IAGLR's 52nd Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

Toledo, Ohio
Bridging Ecosystems and Environmental Health across our Great Lakes is the theme of our IAGLR 2009 conference, which focuses on emerging concerns and the interrelationships between ecosystems and environmental health. Our conference will feature multi-disciplinary research on invasive species, ballast water, emerging wildlife diseases, ecological modeling, fisheries, fish ecology, benthic and pelagic ecology, nutrient cycling, Great Lakes corridors, environmental toxins, and much more!
Contact: Carol Stepien
Phone: 419-530-8362

May 20-21, 2009
Green Tech 2009

Toronto, Ontario
Green Marine announces the return of its environmental workshop on green technologies and innovation in marine transportation. The workshop is targeted towards any company within the marine industry that wishes to improve its environmental performance, with particular focus on companies that are participants of the Environmental Program of the St. Lawrence - Great Lakes Marine Industry. The event will also include a commercial exhibition.
Phone: 418-649-6004

May 20, 2009
Headwaters Foundation for Justice
25th Anniversary Celebration!
Minneapois, MN
The event will feature local artists and performers, food by Twin Cities restaurants and chefs who use local and sustainable agriculture and fair trade products, a silent auction featuring exciting experiences and items, a special Fund of the Sacred Circle presentation, and much more!


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