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Lake Michigan Basin Webinar Series

Summary

In order to coincide with the development of the 2020-2024 Lake Michigan Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP), IDEM and partner organizations have planned a series of webinars targeted at the broad range of organizations working on watershed protection and restoration efforts within the Lake Michigan basin. Webinars will take place every two weeks via Microsoft Teams between the months of October and February and are anticipated to run approximately one hour in length, unless otherwise stated. All webinars will be recorded and posted for later playback.

Note: The first three sessions took place via Zoom.

Who Should Attend

The primary goals of the webinar series are to:

  1. Provide education about tools and programs available to watershed groups and others to assist with implementation of watershed protection and restoration efforts.
  2. Improve communication and information sharing among watershed groups in Indiana’s portion of the Lake Michigan basin.
  3. Better connect groups operating in the western portion of the basin (the Coastal Region) with the eastern portion (the St. Joseph River Basin).

The webinar series is designed to serve a broad audience. Groups specifically encouraged to attend include, but are not limited to:

  • Watershed groups operating under an IDEM-approved watershed management plan
  • Municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) coordinators
  • Nonprofit organizations, such as environmental organizations and land trusts involved in watershed protection and restoration efforts
  • Members of the public involved in watershed protection and restoration efforts

Certain webinars likely have statewide applicability. In this case, interested parties outside the Lake Michigan basin are invited to attend. The geographic region to which the webinar applies may be found in the schedule below.

Subscribing to Updates

Interested parties may register to be alerted, via text or email, of updates to this webpage, including changes to the webinar schedule and the posting of presentations and recordings.

Submitting Questions for the Speakers

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to IDEM in advance regarding a particular webinar topic. To ensure your question is properly addressed, please use the following subject line in the email:

Lake MI Webinar, Session #__.

Please see the Webinar Schedule for session information.

Webinar Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, presentations are planned for the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CT) / 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)

  • Session 1: Introduction to Lake Michigan Watershed Webinar Series / Introduction to Watersheds and IDEM Watershed Management Section
  • Session 2: Indiana Clean Marina and Clean Boating Programs
  • Session 3: Northwest Indiana Urban Waters Federal Partnership
  • Session 4: Natural Resources Conservation Service and Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Session 5: Lake Michigan Coastal Program
  • Session 6: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and Watershed Groups
    • Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CT) / 2:00 PM to 3:30 pm (ET).
    • Presenter(s): Reggie Korthals, MS4 Specialist at Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc.; Staci Goodwin, IDEM MS4 Coordinator and Sam Ennett, IDEM Nonpoint Source Specialist; Matt Lake and Tim Kingsland, Northwest Indiana Storm Water Advisory Group; Adam Bowden, Michiana Stormwater Partnership
    • Applicability: Statewide, although portions will be focused on northern Indiana
    • Presentations:
    • Session Recording [YouTube]
  • Session 7: Lake Michigan LAMP and other Lakewide Initiatives
  • Session 8: The St. Joseph River Basin Commission
    • Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    • Presenter(s): Matt Meersman, St. Joseph River Basin Commission Director
    • Applicability: Northern Indiana / Lake Michigan Basin
    • Presentations
      • Coming soon
    • Session Recording [YouTube]
  • Session 9: The Maumee River Basin Commission
    • Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    • Presenter(s): Rodney Renkenberger, Maumee River Basin Commission Executive Director
    • Applicability: Northeastern Indiana / Lake Erie Basin
    • Webinar
    • Call-in: (317) 552-1674
    • Meeting ID: 764 550 680
  • Session 10: Indiana’s Streams and Wetland Mitigation Program
    • Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    • Presenter(s): Carl Wodrich, IN DNR Assistant Director of Division of Land Acquisition and Marty Maupin, IDEM Wetlands and Stormwater Section Northwest Region Project Manager
    • Applicability: Statewide
    • Webinar Link: Forthcoming
    • Call-in: (317) 552-1674
    • Meeting ID: 993 9696 1047

Notes:

  • Presentations denoted by an asterisk were prepared and delivered by non-IDEM staff. IDEM does not assume responsibility for the content of these presentations.
  • Recordings for webinar session #4 on have automated English captions applied that may not always accurately reflect what was stated by the speaker.

Questions

Please contact the IDEM LAMP Program Coordinator with any questions regarding the webinar series.

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