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  1. Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

    Save the Dates!October 15-18, 2018Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MNJoint ConferenceWith the North American Invasive Species Management Association http://www.umisc.net/ umisc2016confbook_final2web_101316.pdf
  2. The Great Lakes: Moving Michigan Forward

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    The 2017 Great Lakes conference, “The Great Lakes: Moving Michigan Forward” is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, MI. The one day conference, beginning at 9:00 AM incorporates ideas generated by Michigan State University’s Water Moves, a university-wide initiative fostering scientific innovation and cultural and artistic expression inspired by water. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Joan Rose, Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University and recent recipient of the 2016 International Stockholm Water Prize, speaking on global public health issues, and Mr. Jon Allen, Director of the Office of the Great Lakes, presenting the next steps in Michigan’s Water Strategy. Other talks will focus on phosphorus, agriculture and Lake Erie; water monitoring using drones; rip currents and safety; green infrastructure and “arts in the wild,” and acoustic telemetry in the Great Lakes. Registration fee is $10. The conference is co-sponsored by Michigan State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Institute of Water Research; Michigan Sea Grant Extension, and the Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. To see a complete agenda and register, visit: www.iwr.msu.edu/events/ANRWeek or call (517) 353-9222.
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    The Stewardship Network is pleased to bring you two great days of informative presentations, networking sessions and workshops that will focus on the Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems. Join us on January 13 & 14 for a great line up presentations; connect with natural areas professionals, volunteers, and researchers with decades of experience as well as students and newcomers to the field. Discover new ideas and techniques that you will into practice in your daily work. Through plenary talks, focused presentations and workshops, conference participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of ecosystem restoration. For more information, please visit: https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/2017-stewardship-network-conference
  4. MISC Annual Partner Meeting

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    MISC Annual Partner Meeting December 5-6, 2016 Treetops Resort Registration in available here
  5. 2016 Michigan Watershed Summit

    Date/Time Date(s) - 03/29/2016 All Day Location Eagle Eye Banquet Facility Category(ies) DEQ event Other event Here are just a few of the presentations that will be at this year’s summit: Lisa Brush, The Stewardship Network: Aquatic Invasive Plants and CISMAs Brian Jonckhere, Livingston County Drain Commissioner: Drain Code 101: “They can do what?” Andrea Wendt, Shiawassee Conservation District: Septic System Assistance Program: Helping People Help Their Watershed, One Septic System at a Time Sara Holden, DEQ Water Resources Division: Michigan Inland Lake Harmful Algal Blooms And much more… The purposes of this summit include: Bringing together as many of Michigan’s watershed groups as possible Providing an opportunity for speakers from other organizations to share information and updates Giving these groups a chance to interact with and learn from each other Facilitating discussion on current status, concerns and outlooks regarding Michigan’s water environment The 2016 event is being hosted by the Michigan Water Environment Association in partnership with the Michigan DEQ. Please contact Karlyn Wickham at karlyn@mi-wea.org for more information.
  6. The 2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention will be taking place on April 28-30, 2016, at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, MI. If you plan to attend, please see the announcement below to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Discount which ends next week (March 15th). In conjunction with this event, MiCorps will also be offering training on the lake monitoring techniques used in the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program (CLMP) on Thursday, April 28. All CLMP participants enrolled in a parameter that they have not previously done should try to join us for this training. Depending on the type of monitoring you will be conducting, your attendance at these trainings may be required in order to participate in the program (see below). These trainings are also open to any lake monitors who would like to learn these methods or are interested in a refresher. Pre-registration is required to attend these sessions (see http://www.mymlsa.org/2016-clmp-training). Training recommended but not required Secchi Disk Transparency Spring or Summer Total Phosphorus Training required Chlorophyll-a Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Score the Shore (Lakeshore Habitat Assessment) Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch Aquatic Plant Mapping These CLMP training sessions are offered free of charge to all CLMP enrollees; however, participants are responsible for all associated lodging, meals, and travel expenses to attend. Please note: CLMP enrollees who wish to attend the Michigan Inland Lake Convention sessions must register for the Convention and pay the appropriate registration fees. The Michigan Inland Lake Convention is a separate event, with a separate registration and fees. (See announcement, below.) If you haven't yet joined the CLMP for the 2016 sampling season, please visit https://micorps.net/lake-monitoring/ to learn more about the monitoring parameters and to enroll in the program. Deadlines for enrollment in 2016 parameters are fast approaching! Questions? More information and an online registration form for the CLMP training sessions is available at http://www.mymlsa.org/2016-clmp-training. Please contact Jean Roth (jroth@mlswa.org, 989-257-3715) with any questions. Will additional CLMP trainings be offered? MiCorps will be offering an alternate webinar training on May 3 from 6-8 PM for four of the 2016 parameters: Secchi Disk Transparency, Spring and Summer Total Phosphorus, Chlorophyll, and Score the Shore. While in-person training is still recommended for all first year CLMP participants, this additional training format is being offered to accommodate participants who may not be able to attend the in-person trainings on April 28, or for those participants who would simply like a refresher. Additional training resources (videos, factsheets, training presentations) are also available from the website (https://micorps.net/lake-monitoring/lake-training/). If you are unable to attend the in-person trainings and would like to receive additional information on the webinar, please contact laurak@glc.org to be added to our webinar training information list. We will also send an announcement out to the micorps-news@great-lakes.net email list with more details on how to register for the webinar.
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    The goal of UMISC is to strengthen management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. Invasive species research, prevention, and management has seen great strides but much work still must be done. As the 2016 UMISC theme says, sharing innovative and practical solutions are the key to stopping the spread of invasive species in the Midwest and beyond. Expected audience includes: researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, university personnel, landscape and nursery professionals, agriculture and forestry employees, environmental specialists, lake association members, land owners, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and anyone interested in managing the spread of invasive species in the Upper Midwest. Because UMISC brings a diverse audience of 500-600 or more attendees from across the region, there is an unparalleled breadth of knowledge and the conference provides numerous opportunities to network with professionals, land managers, researchers, nonprofits, and others. We hope you will join us for what will certainly be the most engaging and educational conference on invasive species in the Midwest. La Crosse, Wisconsin is a growing community with amazing access to hiking, biking, boating, and other outdoor activities. Attendees will also enjoy expanding dining and nighttime entertainment offerings. Conference Hosts are the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, Midwest Invasive Plant Network, and the Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council.For more information, please visit: http://www.umisc.net/?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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    The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership invites you to propose a presentation, workshop, or topical session for the 2nd biennial Michigan Inland Lakes Convention. Take advantage of an outstanding opportunity to share your work with water managers, lake practitioners, educators, researchers, lakefront property owners, government officials, students, and others interested in Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention invites sessions for both scientific and lay audiences. The Convention is expected to draw more than 400 people and dozens of exhibitors. Included in the three-day event will be keynote addresses from distinguished speakers, workshops, field trips, concurrent sessions on a wide range of topics, receptions, door prizes, and plenty of networking opportunities. Interested presenters are invited to submit the title and a short abstract describing your proposed topic for one of three options: a 30 minute presentation (including time for questions), a 3-hour workshop (Thursday, April 28 only), or a 90-minute concurrent session with 3-4 speakers (organized by you) on a common topic. A limited number of spaces are available for each option. All presenters receive complimentary registration for the day they present. Submissions should include: title, abstract (maximum length: 300 words), name(s) of presenters, contact information, and a list of up to three of the topic areas (listed below) that best fit your proposed presentation, workshop, or session. Send submissions as a Word or PDF attachment to MILPartnership@gmail.com. The deadline for Workshops is October 30, 2015. The deadline for Presentations and Topical Sessions is November 20, 2015. You will be notified of the acceptance status of your submission by February 2016. http://michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu/ http://michiganlakes.msue.msu.edu/convention
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    The introduction and spread of invasive species in freshwater and marine environments is a worldwide problem that is increasing in frequency. There are various pathways by which non-indigenous invertebrate, fish, and plant species are introduced, become established and cause significant damage to coastal and freshwater ecosystems, and to the economies that depend upon them. Next to habitat loss, invasive species are considered the greatest threat to native biodiversity. For more information, please visit: http://www.icais.org/?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
  10. 36th Annual MAPMS Conference

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    36th Annual MAPMS ConferenceAmway Grand PlazaGrand Rapids, MIMarch 6-9, 2016For more information please visit: http://www.mapms.org/conferences/2016-conference/?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
  11. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference

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    http://www.midwestfw.org/ The 76th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held January 24 - 27, 2016 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The annual conference attracts over 800 biologists and students from state, federal and tribal natural resource agencies across the 13 Midwestern states. Highlights include: over 400 technical presentations, poster displays; including a new digital format, plenary sessions, networking opportunities and social events. Conference registration is open! Click here to review regsitration options and pricing. Important Dates & Deadlines: Conference registration regular fee Price increases after January 11! November 16, 2015 - January 11, 2016 Related meeting request deadline January 1, 2016 Hotel reservation deadline January 9, 2016 New this year, the schedule of technical sessions is in Sched.org which allows you to search within the schedule, and filter the schedule to show sessions only occurring on a certain date, within a track, or in a room. You can also build your own schedule by creating a free account in Sched.org. We will be adding all agenda items (plenary, workshops, etc.) to the schedule in Sched.org. Please check back for updates! Schedule at-a-glance Technical session and symposia schedule
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    The Stewardship Network is pleased to bring you two great days of informative talks and workshops that will focus on the Science, Practice & Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems. Join us for a great line up of presentations; connect with natural areas professionals, volunteers, and researchers with decades of experience as well as students and newcomers to the field; and discover new ideas and techniques that you will be able to put into practice. Through plenary talks, focused presentations, networking opportunities, and workshops, conference participants will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how to care for our land and water.