June 29: FLOW Webinar — Managing High Water & High Tension along the Great Lakes Shoreline
The public is invited to join FLOW on Tuesday, June 29, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern for a webinar —Managing High Water & High Tension along the Great Lakes Shoreline — that will provide frontline, scientific, regulatory, and legal insights into efforts at the state and local level to manage high waters and pubic trust rights along Michigan’s Great Lakes shoreline.
While Great Lakes waters have receded from their 2019-2020 historic high levels, surface waters remain higher than their long-term average—except for Lake Ontario. Concerns remain regarding high water levels, construction of seawalls and other armoring, and impacts to public and private property, the environment and wildlife, and the public trust rights of people to safely access the shoreline and water.
FLOW Founder and Senior Legal Advisor Jim Olson will introduce the topic and moderate the co-panelist presentations and question-and-answer session with attendees.
Co-panelists will include:
* Jerrod Sanders, Assistant Director in the Water Resources Division of the
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
* David Bunte, Supervisor of Chikaming Township in Berrien County in
Southwest Lower Michigan
* Scott Howard, Attorney and Partner, at the law firm of Olson, Bzdok, &
Howard in Traverse City