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Media advisory: Experts to discuss Lake Michigan, Great Lakes beaches in Green Bay Nov. 2 & 3

Release Date: 11/01/2005
Contact Information:

CONTACT: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA230

CHICAGO (mmm dd, 2005) — Experts will discuss Lake Michigan and Great Lakes beaches at conferences at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., in Green Bay, Wis., on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 3. Scientists and beach managers will present the latest research on environmental issues affecting the lake, Green Bay and Great Lakes beaches such as rotting algae, sources of bacteria leading to closures of Door County beaches, tourism and the health of Green Bay fisheries. Reporters are invited to attend any of the sessions. To request an interview with conference organizers or presenters, call Phillippa Cannon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at the number above.

The State of Lake Michigan and Great Lakes Beach conferences are sponsored by EPA, the Lake Michigan Forum, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, the< Great Lakes Beach Managers Association and the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program.

An agenda is available at