Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium Conference

October 12-13, 2017

Fishtown, Leland, Michigan

Sponsored by the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium, Michigan Sea Grant, Wisconsin Sea Grant Michigan State University Extension, and the Fishtown Preservation Society

Discover how our valuable Great Lakes fisheries (past, present and future) can benefit local museum programs, enhance coastal tourism development opportunities, and support community development efforts. Learn more about Michigan’s Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium projects and partnerships, including current partnerships in fostering a statewide fisheries heritage tourism trail.

  • Leland Township Munnecke Room, 2013 E Cedar Street, Leland, MI

This educational program is open to everyone interested in promoting maritime heritage tourism and Great Lakes stewardship.

This two-day conference will offer:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • Conference kick-offand networking reception begins at 1 p.m., with a picnic luncheon (provided) and guided tours of Fishtown.
  • Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium business meeting (open to all interested) will be held at 4 p.m., at the Historic Shanty. Attend and learn more about the planning and projects of this statewide network of organizations collaborating with a common interest in protecting and promoting our Great Lakes fisheries heritage. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Conference educational sessions begin 9 a.m., in the Leland Township Munnecke Room (2013 E Cedar Street, Leland). Join in the conversation and share ideas and experiences toward innovative educational strategies for bringing fisheries heritage stories to life – within museums, among communities, and across a Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail.

General registration is $40 and $20 for students, which includes picnic lunch, guided tours of Fishtown, and participation in educational conference sessions with lunch on Friday. There is no cost to attend the Consortium business meeting on October 12. Please register by Thursday, October 5



Discount rates are under a “Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage” block. Make your reservations early!

    200 Cedar St., Leland, MI 49654
    (231) 256-9832
    Nearest in proximity to museums where meetings will be hosted each day. Block of discounted rooms held for Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage, ranging from $99.00 to $159.00 + tax. Room reservations should be made by September 1 (and sooner, if you plan to stay longer into the weekend).

Additional Information

Brandon Schroeder
Michigan Sea Grant
(989) 354-9885