Register for the 30th Winter Environmental Conference
Click Here for the Winter Environmental Conference Registration Form Hyper link to General Registration PDF
Send us your completed registration form either by postal mail (409 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY, 13624) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org); we can also process your registration over the phone, call us at (315) 686-2010. Please register by Friday, January 25, 2019.
This year we celebrate the 30th year of this important annual event. Thirty years of gathering to hear from national and regional policymakers, scientists, opinion leaders, students, and teachers about the topics of critical importance to the health of the St. Lawrence River. At this year’s conference, you’ll learn about the diversion of Great Lakes freshwater, research on American eels, the threat of Asian carp, plastics in our water, and research of mercury cycling in St. Lawrence River wetlands. We will also be premiering our short film, It’s Hard to be a Tern. We hope that you will join us in Clayton on the first Saturday of February!
- Peter Annin Author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, originally published in 2006, revised and updated edition published in 2018. Director of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.
- Evie Brahmstedt, Ph.D. Student at Clarkson University, will discuss her research in mercury cycling in wetlands, with a focus on the St. Lawrence River.
- Dr. John Casselman Adjunct professor of biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario whose research focuses on American eels, a species whose population declined so greatly in recent decades that they are classified as an endangered species in Ontario.
- Chad Lord Policy director of Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, a group of more than 150 environmental, conservation, and outdoor recreation organizations all working toward restoring and protecting the Great Lakes. Chad will discuss the threat of Asian carp and the current work being done to prevent their spread into the Lakes.
- Sherri A. “Sam” Mason Sustainability Coordinator at Penn State Behrend, pioneered the first-ever survey of plastics pollution in the Great Lakes. Her findings led to the federal ban on plastic microbeads in consumer products like toothpaste, face wash, and more.
- Elaine Tack spent her 14-year broadcast journalism career reporting in Chicago, Cleveland, and Las Vegas. She is well-known in the 1000 Islands for her generosity in using her time and talent to create films for local organizations.
- 9:30 am: Registration and morning coffee; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Presentations (break for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 pm); 4:00 pm: Cocktail reception with cash bar. The final schedule with the order of speakers will be released in January.
- Save The River has reserved a limited block of rooms at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel starting at $119 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (315) 686-1100. This discount rate is guaranteed through January 9.
New this year – LIVE STREAM
- For those who are unable to make the trip to Clayton, we will be hosting a professional live stream of the conference. The hyperlink to the live stream will be shared the week of the conference. In order to support this exciting new offering, please consider making an additional contribution of $25.
- Both individual supporting sponsorship and business sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Bridget Wright, Development Director at (315) 686-2010 or email@example.com (*link email address*) with any questions.
Register for the 30th Winter Environmental Conference
Click Here for the Winter Environmental Conference Registration Form Send us your completed registration form either by postal mail (409 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY, 13624) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org); we can also process your registration over the phone, call us at (315) 686-2010. This year we celebrate the 30th year of this important annual event. […] read more
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