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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presents the Annual Areas of Concern (AOC) Conference.  This year's conference will be held May 24-26, 2022, at the new, state-of-the-art VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center in downtown, Muskegon, Michigan.  This year's conference will include several pre-conference activities on May 24. 

Federal agencies, including the EPA, state AOC program managers and staff, AOC Advisory Council Chairs and members, private sector and academic interests, AOC leaders and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

 

REGISTRATION FEE:

Thanks to our sponsors, the cost of attending is only $95!  
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MAY 13, 2022

Pre-Registration is required. Walk-in registrations are not guaranteed and requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


PRE-CONFERENCE TOURS - MAY 24
Join one of four tours of the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern on Tuesday afternoon.  These tours are included with your registration, but capacities are limited.   

View Tour itineraries.

PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION - MAY 24, 6-8PM
Walker's Restaurant (included with registration)
Following the AOC Habitat Tours from 6-8PM, join us for an opening reception, including appetizers, in downtown Muskegon at Walker's Restaurant, located inside the Delta by Marriott hotel.

PRE-CONFERENCE CRUISE ABOARD THE AQUASTAR - MAY 24, 7:45-9:45 pm  ($10)
Get your camera ready and enjoy the sunset while cruising Muskegon Lake.
Note:  Pre-registration is required.  On-site signup for this option will not be available.

PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE LAB TOURS (free)
Trace Analytical Laboratories, 2241 Back Creek Rd., Muskegon
Trace Analytical is offering 15-minute tours of their analytical laboratory on May 24 from 8AM to noon, and on May 26 from 12:30-4PM.  These tours of 5-6 people will show the flow of samples and where they go throughout the lab.

OPTIONAL DINNER  - MAY 25, 6PM  ($20) 
Join us for dinner and cash bar at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center.
Note:  Pre-registration is required.  On-site signup for this option will not be available.


Registration Questions:
Joel Roseberry (RoseberryJ@Michigan.gov) / Alana Berthold (BertholdA@Michigan.gov) / 

Questions on travel support for AOCs:
Kimberly Passick, EGLE: PassickK@Michigan.gov / 517-331-8776

Questions on conference content:
Rick Hobrla, EGLE: HobrlaR@Michigan.gov / Amy Pelka, EPA: Pelka.Amy@EPA.gov

More information on Great Lakes Areas of Concern:
  
epa.gov/great-lakes-aocs.


Travel Support for AOCs

Deadline for Travel Support Requests: EXTENDED to May 10, 2022

Travel-Support-Request.pdf

Travel Support Report Form.pdf

 

Masking Policy/Safety Precautions: 

At this time, face masks are welcomed, but not required for entry. 

This policy is subject to change as we continue to monitor CDC recommendations and requirements.

 

Pre-Registration is required. Walk-in registrations are not guaranteed and requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations made on or before May13, 2022, will receive a full refund of the registration fee.  Those who cancel after May 13 and no-shows, will be responsible for the full registration fee.  Substitutions are welcome any time.

Details

Start: May 24, 2022
End: May 26, 2022
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center

460 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon MI 49440
United States

Related files

  • Travel Support Report Form.pdf
  • Travel-Support-Request-AOC-2022.pdf

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