Michigan Sea Grant will lead several discussions during the annual Recreational Boating Education Conference (RBEC), hosted by the Michigan Boating Industries Association. The conference is set for Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 10-11.

MSG representatives will discuss resilience with the Michigan Harbor Masters Association on Dec. 10 and with conference registrants on Dec. 11 in the Michigan Clean Marina Program: Preparing for an Uncertain Future session.

Session Details

The Michigan Clean Marina Program: Preparing for an Uncertain Future

The future is uncertain, but there are measures operators can take to prepare. This session will include exploration of opportunities to increase your operation’s resilience to a range of changing environmental conditions including fluctuating water levels and increased intensity and frequency of storms.

Learn about tools to assess your facility’s vulnerabilities and best practices to secure your infrastructure, work with local decision makers and implement adaptation efforts. The session will provide updates on key management issues, including stormwater management and climate trends, plus an overview of the Michigan Clean Marina Program and benefits of participation.

The Clean Marina Program supports Michigan’s marinas, harbors and boatyards in pursuing opportunities to improve environmental stewardship and share information with boaters to ensure our waterways are protected. State and federal partners will also be on hand to answer questions.

See: Conference Details