The St. Joseph River Basin Commission will be hosting the 11th Annual Indiana-Michigan St. Joseph River Basin Symposium on May 20, 2011 at the beautiful Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Center located in Niles, Michigan. The Symposium will focus on improving sustainability, managing stormwater runoff through innovative design and land management. Attendees will also get a sneak-peak of the proposed stormwater management rulemaking.
The goal of the Symposium is to proide relevant information for recreation such as swimming, boating, kayaking and canoeing. Fisheries in our lakes, streams and rivers provide a tremendous economic benefit to the surrounding communities through tourism as well.
For more information call (574) 287-1829 or email email@example.com.
Please RSVP no later than May 11, 2011!
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
1398 Range Line Road
Niles, Michigan 49120
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. - Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions (Martin Franke, President, SJRBC)
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. - Water; the Key to Sustainable Design (Jim Patchett, Conservations Design Forum, Inc.)
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Green Infrastructure Solutions; Addressing the elements of Proposed EPA Stormwater Rulemaking (Daniel Christian, Tetra Tech)
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Blue-Green Algae in the St. Joseph River Basin; Is it a Concern? (Cyndi Wagner, IDEM)
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch / Self-Guided Tour of Fernwood