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This year, the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps) will be meeting jointly with the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership to host the 2018 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention! The Convention will take place October 4-5, with an opening reception on the evening of October 3rd, at the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids – Airport.

Registration Now Open

Registration is now open through September 28th! Early bird full registration ($195) is available through September 14th, with single day and walk-in pricing also available. Visit the Convention webpage to learn more about registration rates, discounts for speakers and students, and student scholarships. An agenda is also now available from the Convention page.

The Convention will kick off with a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, October 3. Thursday morning, two outstanding keynote speakers – Bill Creal, former Water Resources Division Chief for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and Lisa Borre of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – will set the tone for the Convention along the theme of “Working Together for Healthy Lakes” – on local, state, and global scales. We will break out into thematic sessions on Thursday afternoon, followed by an evening reception highlighting posters and educational displays. Friday morning, the thematic breakout sessions will continue, and Friday afternoon will offer a variety of workshops, field trips, and breakout sessions.

Session themes include:

  • Invasive Species
  • Lake Management
  • Lake Monitoring
  • Water Law
  • Lake Levels
  • Fisheries Management
  • Public Health/Septic Systems
  • Lake Stewardship
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Natural Shorelines
  • Volunteer Monitoring/Citizen Science
  • Water Conservation
  • Contaminants

More Information

For questions or additional information, please visit the Convention website or contact Dr. Jo Latimore at latimor1@msu.edu or 517-432-1491.

Past Annual MiCorps Conference Proceedings

The most recent conference proceedings, including agenda, attendee list, and presentations, are included below. For older conferences, only agendas are available online. Please contact Laura Kaminski (laurak@glc.org) to request specific documents or presentations from these older conferences.

13th Annual MiCorps Conference (2017): Conference Agenda

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12th Annual MiCorps Conference (2016): Conference Agenda

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11th Annual MiCorps Conference (2015): Conference Agenda

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Older Conferences: