Michigan Inland Lakes Convention: Partnering to Protect Michigan’s Inland Lakes

Date: April 30, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI
Contact: Jo Latimore, 517-432-1491

Time

  • Thursday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The Convention presents an opportunity for lake enthusiasts, lake professionals, researchers, local government officials and anyone else interested in protecting our water resources to participate in three days of educational presentations and discussion, in-depth workshops, tours, exhibits and much more focused on Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes.

Bill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder, will join us for a plenary address on Friday morning, May 2. Rustem will focus on the conference theme of partnerships, with his address “Successful Partnerships – Importance to Government”. Prior to his current position in the Governor’s office, Rustem was an owner of Public Sector Consultants (PSC) and was the firm’s president and CEO. While at PSC, Rustem directed studies on the status of Michigan cities, wastewater treatment needs, recycling, and land use. Before joining the firm, Rustem was Gov. William G. Milliken’s chief staff advisor on environmental matters and director of the Governor’s Policy Council.

The 2014 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, launched in 2008 to promote collaboration to advance stewardship of Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention is a cooperative effort between many public and private organizations including the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research.

Register by March 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount!

For more information and how to register visit: http://michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu/convention or http://www.hydra.iwr.msu.edu/registrations/MIInlandLakes/register.asp 

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