Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference April 30, Discovery World
April 14, 2012
The 8th Clean Rivers Clean Lake Conference will be held Monday, April 30 from 7:30 am – 7pm at Discovery World Museum on Milwaukee’s lakefront. The morning plenary session will include opening remarks by Nancy Frank, Sweet Water Chair, (Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc.) and policy updates by EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman and Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. A panel addressing the state of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes led by Dean David Garman of the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences will be the closing plenary session.
There will be three workshop tracks featuring 17 speakers on 15 topics, including regional water project updates, rural nonpoint pollution tactics, latest innovations in salt/chloride use, the Milwaukee’s big infiltration and inflow reduction project, rainwater harvesting projects and water quality trading. The luncheon will include the awarding of nine 2011-2012 Sweet Water mini-grants totaling over $25,000. The Day concludes with a networking reception/poster session in Discovery World’s Pilot House.
Register by April 25 for the early bird registration fee of $60. After April 25, the regular fee is $75. Conference sponsorship and poster opportunities are still available. For registration, sponsor, or poster information, contact Tina Kroening: firstname.lastname@example.org or (414) 382-1766.
Sponsors for this year’s conference include the Joyce Foundation, MMSD, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, Quarles & Brady LLP, CDM Smith, Inc., Waukesha County Technical Institute, BHE Environmental, Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH), HNTB and CH2M Hill.
Sweet Water, the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc., is a nonprofit organization created in 2008 as a partnership of local governments, nonprofit organizations, businesses, academia, and individuals working collectively to improve the water resources in the 1,100 square miles of the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds.
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