Joint State of Lake Michigan, Great
Lakes Beach Conferences in Green Bay Nov. 2 and 3
US Newswire Press Release
Posted September 28, 2005
CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The State of Lake
Michigan and the Great Lakes Beach conferences will be
held concurrently on Wednesday, Nov. 2, and Thursday,
Nov 3, at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., in Green
Bay, Wis. This is the first time the biennial State of
Lake Michigan conference has been held on the western
side of the lake.
Topics will include current issues affecting Green Bay,
Lake Michigan and Great Lakes beaches such as why nuisance
algae blooms have become a more frequent sight and smell
at some Lake Michigan beaches. Other subjects include
the latest research on causes of beach closures and forecasting;
how invasive species may be changing the lake; status
reports on Lake Michigan and Green Bay fisheries; new
research on the health of Great Lakes coastal wetlands;
cleanup of contaminated harbors; and the lake's importance
to tourism and local economies.
Participants will include scientists, policymakers, government
officials, resource managers, environmentalists, academics
and others interested in protecting the Great Lakes and
The State of Lake Michigan conference is sponsored by
Lake Michigan Forum, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and the Wisconsin
Coastal Management Program. The Great Lakes Beach conference
is sponsored by the Great Lakes Beach Association.
An agenda and registration information is available at
or by calling University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
The conference will coincide with the International Joint
Commission's public meeting on the review of the Great
Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the United States
and Canada. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov.
1, from 7 to 9 p.m., also at the KI Convention Center.