16th Annual
freshwater summit

16th annual freshwater summit

Friday, October 27, 2023 │9am-3pm
Hagerty Center │ 715 E. Front St, Traverse City


8:30-9:00am: Registration

9:00-9:10am: Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10-9:40am: Walking the Line: Managing Alewife Mortality in Lake Michigan
Dave Clapp, Charlevoix Fisheries Research Station Manager, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division

9:40-10:10am: Protecting the Great Lakes from Invasive Carp: The Three Pillars
Tammy Newcomb, Assistant Director, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

10:10-10:30am: BREAK

10:30-11am: Lake Charlevoix Septic Case Study
Marcella Domka, Water Resources Manager, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

11:00-11:30am: Non-Chemical Control of Eurasian Water Milfoil on Lake Leelanau: A Progress Report
Ron Reimink, Biologist, Lake Leelanau Lake Association
Annalise Povolo, Director of Administration & Programs & Dive Team Leader, Lake Leelanau Lake Association

11:30-11:45am: Autonomous Technology
Underwater video and autonomous technology displays

11:45am-12:45pm: LUNCH

12:45-1:15pm: Salty Water? Not in MY State! How Regulations, Standards, and Monitoring Keep the Fresh Coast FRESH
Kevin Goodwin, Aquatic Biology Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy
Caroline Keson, Nonpoint Source Monitoring Coordinator, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy

1:15-1:45pm: FishPass: A Vision for Selective Fish Passage and Invasive Species Management in the Great Lakes
Dr. Dan Zielinski, FishPass Principal Engineer and Scientist, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

1:45-2:00pm: BREAK

2:00-3:00pm: LIGHTNING TALKS
Forest to MiFaucet
DJ Shook, Biologist/Senior Project Manager, Conservation Resource Alliance
Forest to MiFaucet Intro | Forest to MiFaucent Handout

Volunteer Road Salt Monitoring in the Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed
Heather Smith, Grand Traverse Bay WATERKEEPER®, The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Michigan Waters: Forever Chemicals or Whack-A-Mole?
Doug Endicott, Environmental Engineer, Great Lakes Environmental Center

Protecting National Park Sites, Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities
Kira Davis, Great Lakes Senior Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association

3:00pm: Evaluation & Adjourn