Great Lakes Water Safety Conference

Event Date: 4/12/2013

A conference for beach & water safety responders, managers, emergency management offices, parks & recreation offices, officials, safety managers, etc.

Friday, April 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Hall (formerly Jimmy Juke Box)
610 South Wisconsin, Gaylord, Michigan (just south of Big Buck Brewery)

Registration Fee: $10.00 per person, due by Friday, April 5, 2013.*
Includes refreshments and lunch. (Please let us know of any special dietary needs)

Please mail or fax completed registration form with payment to:

Mackinac County MSUE
Attn: Candy DeKeyser
749 Hombach Street
St Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: 906-643-7307
Fax: 906-643-0353
Email: dekeyse4@anr.msu.edu

*Payment can be made at the door also, but registration is required by April 5, 2013.

Agenda

Session Moderator
Ron Kinnunen – Michigan Sea Grant & Mackinac County Water Safety Team

  • 9:00 am – 9:05 am, Welcome
    Family of Travis Brown
  • 9:05 am – 9:30 am, Great Lakes Rip Current Incident Report
    Megan Dodson – National Weather Service
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am, Channel Currents in the Great Lakes
    Keith Cooley – National Weather Service
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am, Field Research on Rip Currents
    Guy Meadows  – Michigan Technological University
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am, Break
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am, Dangerous Currents Project
    Matt Warner – Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
    Ron Kinnunen and Elizabeth LaPorte – Michigan Sea Grant
  • 11:15 am – 11:45 am, NOAA Coastal Storms Project
    Bob Dukesherer – National Weather Service
  • 11:45 am – 12:15 pm, Community Education: Progress and Priorities
    Bob Pratt and Dave Benjamen – Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project
  • 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm, Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Why We Began and What We Have Done
    Bryce Tracy – Mackinac County Water Safety Review Team
  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Marquette Waterfront Safety Update
    Eric Smith – Northern Michigan University
    Tom Belt – Marquette Fire Department
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, South Haven Water Safety Update
    Ronald Wise – South Haven Area Emergency Services
    Adam Deboer – South Haven City Police
  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm, Update from Leland Township
    Russel Dzuba – Leland Harbormaster
  • 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm, Update from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
    Dianne Flaugh – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Developing a Centralized Michigan Rip Current Web Site
    Elizabeth LaPorte – Michigan Sea Grant

Directions

Wisconsin Hall (formerly Jimmy Juke Box)
610 South Wisconsin, Gaylord, MI  49735

Coming from the South:
I-75 North, to exit 282
Turn right on W M-32,
Go beyond La Senorita Restaurant,
Turn right on South Wisconsin Avenue,
Wisconsin Hall is on the right, beyond the Big Buck Brewery

Coming from the North:
I-75 South, to exit 282
Turn left on W M-32,
Go beyond La Senorita Restaurant,
Turn right on South Wisconsin Avenue,
Wisconsin Hall is on the right, beyond Big Buck Brewery