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Lake Michigan Coastal Program > Coastal Issues > The State of Lake Michigan Conference The State of Lake Michigan Conference

The 7th biennial State of Lake Michigan (SOLM) and the 11th annual Great Lakes Beach Association Conference was held in Michigan City, Indiana, Sept. 26-28. The conference brought together elected officials, scientists, resource managers, planners, students, and citizens working to improve Great Lakes beaches and Lake Michigan, as outlined in the Lakewide Management Plan. Activities and events included field trips, workshops, and a reception with speakers from local, state, and federal government and John Goss, President Obama’s Carp Czar.

We thank those that attended this event and to everyone involved in the planning. It truly was a group effort and the results were worth the effort!

Conference Materials

Session Schedule

SOLM Comprehensive Schedule

Conference Presentations:
Thank you for your interest in the 2011 SOLM/GLBA Conference.

The SOLM/GLBA Planning team sought authorization to post presentations from all presenters. We received a limited response. As such, a number of presentations from the Conference are not available for posting online. If you have a question regarding a certain topic, we recommend that you contact the presenter directly – please reference the contact information contained on the Attendee List.

Table of Presentations
Topic Date/Time Presenter
Predicting Restoration Success in Northwest Indiana Wednesday, Stardust1, 8:30AM Peter Avis
Enhancing Opportunities for Interactive Watershed Management Reporting Wednesday Stardust2 8:30AM Judy Beck
Production & Respiration in a changing Lake Michigan Watershed: Linking Historic Data to Real Time Observations Wednesday Stardust3 8:30AM Bopi Biddanda
Eyes on an AOC: Disseminating Muskegon Lake Buoy Observatory Data Wednesday Stardust1 10:15AM Thomas Holcomb
Mapping Cladophora Extent in Lake Michigan Using Multi-scale Satellite Tuesday Stardust1 1:15PM Colin Brooks
Satellite-Based Retrievals of Chlorophyll, Dissolved Organic Carbon Tuesday Stardust1 1:15PM Robert Shuchman
Detecting & Mapping Invasive Phragmites australis in the Coastal Great Lakes Tuesday Stadust3 10:15AM Laura Bourgeau-Chavez
Birds as Indicators of Environmental Contaminations in Lake Michigan Wednesday Stardust1 10:15AM Thomas & Christine Custer
New Statistical Techniques for Predictive Water Quality Modeling Tuesday Suncoast 3:0PM Mike Fienen
Urban Waters: A New Partnership in Northwestern Indiana Wednesday Stardust2 8:30AM Cherie LaBlanc Fisher
First Year Results of the Wisconsin Clean Marina Program Wednesday Stardust3 1:45PM Victoria Harris
Non-Point Source Management Tuesday Stardust3 1:15PM Colin Highlands
Controlling Invasive Plants Throughout Eastern Lake Michigan: Establishing Effective, Efficient, Collaborative Management of Terrestrial Invasives Tuesday Stardust3 10:15AM Shaun Howard
The Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network: Innovative Collaborations to Restore & Protect the Great Lakes from Toxic Chemicals Tuesday Stardust1 3:00PM Lin Kaatz Cherry
National Park Service Combats Invasive Species with Education Tuesday Stardust3 10:15AM Marcus Keys
Environmental Corridors, Stream/Habitat Continuity, Buffer Enhancements & Adoption Challenges Wednesday Stardust3 10:15AM Gary Korb
Communication of Beach Conditions at the National Level: Modernized Beaches Wednesday Suncoast 1:45PM Bill Kramer
Post Audit of Lake Michigan Lake Trout PCB Model Forecasts Wednesday Stardust1 8:30AM Russell Kreis
ICJ International Upper Great Lakes Study – Water Level Linkages Between Lake Michigan/Huron Economic and Environmental Indicators Wednesday Stardust3 1:45PM Scudder Mackey
Clean Boats, Clean Water Pilot Program in Illinois & Indiana Wednesday Stardust3 1:45PM Catherine McGlynn
Plenary Opening Comments Ballroom 8:00AM Mike Molnar
Automatic and Rapid Molecular Detection of E. coli & Enterococci in Raw Recreational Water Samples Using the Fully Automated Rheonix CARD Technology Platform Tuesday Suncoast 1:15PM Richard Montagna
Asian Carp Control Research Tuesday Stardust2 1:15PM Sandra Morrison
Status & Trend of Legacy & Emerging Contaminants Identified Through the Great Lakes Fish Monitoring & Surveillance Program Wednesday Stardust1 8:30AM Elizabeth Murphy
Great Lakes & Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS) Tuesday Stardust2 1:15PM Gary O’Keefe
Lake Michigan Biodiversity Conservation Strategy: Providing on-line Access to Results & Supporting Information Tuesday Stardust2 10:15AM Doug Pearsall
Integration & Coordination of Multiple Tributary & Near-shore Monitoring Efforts and the use of Technology to Enhance These Efforts Tuesday Stardust1 1:15PM Charles Peters
Wisconsin Lake Michigan Water Trail Wednesday Stardust3 10:15AM Angela Pierce
Great Lakes Clean Marina Programs & the Green Marina Outreach Wednesday Stardust3 1:45PM Chuck Pistis
Beach Water Quality Management Decision Support System for Forecasting the Probability of Exceeding E. coli Levels Tuesday Suncoast 3:00PM David Rockwell
Pavement Sealcoat, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the Environment Tuesday Stardust1 3:00Pm Peter Van Metre
Temporal & Spacial Variability of Great Lake’s Ice Cover, 1973-2010 Tuesday Stardust2 3:00PM Jia Wang
Significant Lake Michigan Open Lake Nutrient Changes Wednesday Stardust3 8:30AM Glenn Warren


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