September 12-13, 2018
Beaver Island, Michigan
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 regional fisheries heritage trail website.
This educational program is open to everyone interested in promoting maritime heritage tourism and Great Lakes stewardship.
Wednesday, September 12
- Networking mixer and tours on Island (1 p.m.); followed by dinner and Consortium business meeting (open to all).
Thursday, September 13
- Educational Great Lakes Heritage Trails Conference starting at 9 a.m.
- Travel to Beaver Island (from Charlevoix): Beaver Island Ferry runs on Sept. 12 (11:30 a.m. departure) and gets you to the Island on time (NOTE: ferry returns on Sept. 14). Flights are also available via Fresh Air Aviation and Island Airways.
- Lodging and Meals: Lodging and meals provided onsite at the CMU Biological Station for $76 (1 night) or $84 (2 nights) – arrangements can be made online.
Michigan Sea Grant
Sponsored by the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Consortium, Michigan Sea Grant, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Michigan State University Extension, Beaver Island Historical Society, and the Central Michigan University Biological Station.