Save the Date!
The Great Lakes Coastal Assembly is pleased to announce that the 2022 Great Lakes Coastal Symposium will take place from September 19-21, 2022 at the Kewadin Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. This event is organized by the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and Audubon Great Lakes.
About the Event
The Coastal Symposium will feature presentations, networking opportunities, workshops, and field trips. Over three days, participants will explore the state of our coastal systems in the face of a rapidly changing climate, discuss current topics related to coastal wetland management, and provide input on management and conservation approaches for this upper Great Lakes setting. Participants will spend time in the classroom and in the field sharing experiences and best practices for managing coastal waters, vegetation, and wildlife.
This year’s theme is identifying priorities for coastal system conservation and restoration in less-altered coastal ecosystems. The nearby St. Marys River and Straits of Mackinac allow for participants to learn about coastal systems across a spectrum of development and ecological integrity, from conservation of high-quality coastal wetlands to restoration successes in more impacted areas. The Coastal Symposium will bring together stakeholders involved in research and management of coastal systems to discuss means and tools for prioritizing ongoing conservation and restoration efforts in the eastern Upper Peninsula with relevance throughout the Great Lakes region.
Who is This Event For?
The Great Lakes Coastal Symposium is an event for coastal stakeholders including managers, restoration practitioners, scientists, educators and university students.
Attendee health and safety is the top priority of the Great Lakes Coastal Assembly & the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. To that end, we are recommending mask-wearing while at the 2022 Great Lakes Coastal Symposium, and implementing guidelines for anyone in attendance.
- Sponsor registration is open now.
- The call for program content is open. We are currently accepting presentation, workshop, and field trip proposals. Authors of accepted presentations should review the presentation and poster guidelines.
- Attendee registration is open! Start planning your trip to Sault Ste. Marie.
- Schedule of events and list of preliminary speakers coming soon.
Photo: Narnia Cedarville MI Lake Huron (Michigan Sea Grant)