NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) hosts in-person trainings for coastal resource managers. This year, OCM staff will host a training on planning and facilitating collaborative meetings in Chesterton, IN. During this two-day training participants can expect to learn how to: determine when to use a collaborative process, select people with the skills needed to fill each meeting role, leverage process tools and techniques to meet meeting objectives, facilitate collaborative meetings, manage conflict, and address disruptive behaviors. For more information on this training, visit NOAA OCM's training webpage.
Hosted by the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative and supported by the Cook Family Foundation, the 2017 State of the Bay Conference will be held on September 27, 2017 in Bay City, Michigan. At this one-day event, attendees can expect to learn about what communities in the Saginaw Bay area are doing to "encourage public access, economic development, environmental education and watershed management." Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with individuals and organizations that are working in the watershed. Registration for this event is required. For more information, visit the conference website.
This fall, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is hosting its 13th annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo, New York. This 3-day conference is expected to draw more than 350 people from across the Great Lakes region. Conference attendees usually include policy experts, staff from non-profit organizations, business and industry representatives, and personnel from state, local, and federal agencies. The agenda for this event is still in development, for more information visit the conference website.
The Michigan Aquatic Restoration Conference brings together a group of government agency staff, members of the academic community, and water resources management professionals annually to learn about the science of water resources restoration. During this three-day event, participants can expect to learn about relevant topics including: river and stream restoration, dam removal, coastal restoration, floodplain/riparian restoration, as well as how to support these efforts through policy, funding, planning, and management. For more information on this event, visit the conference website.
25 Oct, 2017 @ 7:00 am
to 27 Oct, 2017 @ 3:00 pm