State of the Strait Conference
December 5, 2006
Flat Rock Community Center, Flat Rock, Michigan

The 2006 State of the State Conference examined the status and trends of key indicators for the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie. It was held on December 5th, 2006 at the Flat Rock Community Centre in Flat Rock, Michigan. To learn more about these indicators go to: http://www.epa.gov/med/grosseile_site/indicators/index.html

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8:00-8:30
    Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:35

    Welcome

    Canadian Consulate General Robert Noble
    Flat Rock Mayor Richard Jones
8:35-8:45
8:45-10:00

    Land Use & Transportation/Population/Human Health Indicators Session
    Session Convenor
    - Mr. John Nasarzewski, Southgate Anderson High School and Downriver Stream Teams

    Panelists:

    Mr. Matthew Child, Essex Region Conservation Authority
    Mr. Eric Foster, Michigan Department of Community Health
    Mr. Jim Rogers, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
10:00-10:15
    Coffee Break
10:15- 11:30
    Fish/Invertebrate Indicators Session
    Session Convenor
    - Dr. John Gannon, International Joint Commission

    Panelists

    Dr. Lynda Corkum, University of Windsor
    Mr. Bob Haas, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division
    Dr. Bruce Manny, U.S. Geological Survey-Great Lakes Science Center
    Mr. Stewart Thornley, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
11:30-1:00
    Lunch and Poster Session
1:00-2:15
    Wildlife and Habitat Indicators Session
    Session Convenor -
    Mr. Bruce Szczechowski, Southgate Anderson High School and Downriver Stream Teams

    Panelists

    Ms. Julie Craves, Rouge River Bird Observatory
    Mr. Paul Cypher, Southeast Michigan Raptor Research
    Mr. Dan Lebedyk, Essex Region Conservation Authority
    Mr. Phil Roberts, Essex County Field Naturalists
    Mr. Chip Weseloh, Canadian Wildlife Service
2:15-3:30

    Contaminant Indicators Session
    Session Convenor -
    Ms Melanie Coulter, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup

    Panelists

    Mr. Mike Alexander, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    Mr. Charlie Bristol, Bristol Technical Services
    Dr. Ken Drouillard, University of Windsor-Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
    Dr. Chris Marvin, Environment Canada
3:30-3:45
    Coffee Break
3:45-4:10
4:10-4:55
    Facilitated Panel Discussions on “Where do we go from here?”
    Mr. Ted Briggs, Ontario Ministry of the Environment
    Ms. Rose Ellison, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Ms. Sandra George, Environment Canada
    Dr. Russ Kreis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Dr. Don Scavia, Michigan Sea Grant
4:55-5:00
    Concluding Remarks
    Dr. John Hartig, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Mr. George Mans, International Wildlife Refuge Alliance



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