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Conference Presentations 2016

From the 2016 31st ILMA Lakes Conference

ILMA Session 1

• The Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program by Gregg Ratliff, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
• There is no try, the do’s and do not’s of grant writing for lake and watershed projects: Effective grant application from the consultant’s viewpoint by Gary Raines, HMG Engineers
• Implementing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Achieve Aquatic Plant Management Goals. by Gerry Urbanozo, Lake County Health Department

ILMA Session 2

•Stormwater Science: A Watershed & Lakes Perspective by Brian Valleskey, Illinois Lake Management Association
• Solving Stormwater Challenges through Coordination: The Calumet Stormwater Collaborative by Danielle Gallet, Metropolitan Planning Council
• Lake Management Planning & Implementation by Jeff Boeckler, Northwater Consulting

ILMA Session 3

• Update on the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy by Marcia Willhite, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
• Establishment of the Nutrient Monitoring Council by Gregg Good, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
• Illinois Nutrient Super Gage Network by Paul Terrio, U.S. Geological Survey

ILMA Session 4

• E. coli, Giardia, and Chrypto, Oh My! Is it Safe to Swim at the Beach? by Sandy Kubillus, Integrated Lakes Management
• Mysterious Brown Algae: A Fox River Phenomenon by Karen Clementi, Deuchler Environmental
• Potential Predictors of the Cyanobacterial Toxin, Microcystin, in Illinois Lakes by Kaitlin Hollenbeck, Illinois State University

ILMA Session 5

• Comprehensive Public Outreach Efforts for Invasive Species in Illinois by Sarah Zack, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
• Trophic Interactions and the Efficacy of Milfoil Weevils for Biocontrol of Eurasian Water-milfoil in Wisconsin Lakes by Kristopher Maxson, Missouri State University
• Using Aeration to Improve Water Quality and Enhance Aquatic Habitat by Tim Gardner, Clarke

ILMA Session 6

• The Design Funding and Creation of a School Raingarden by Nancy Schumm, Schumm Consulting
• The Lake Springfield Watershed Project by Barb Mendenhall, Sangamon County Soil and Water Conservation District
• Determining the Available Wetland Area for Waterfowl, Shorebirds and Marsh Birds in Illinois by John R. O’Connell, Southern Illinois University

ILMA Closing Session
• Vermilion River Mussel Projects – from Reintroductions to Dam Removal by Jeremy S. Tiemann, Illinois Natural History Survey
• Greater Redhorse (Moxostoma valenciennesi) and River Redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum) Status and Distribution in the Fox River near Aurora, Illinois by Leonard Dane, Deuchler Environmental, Inc.
• Seasonal Shift in Sex Ratios via Maternally Derived Estrogens in a Turtle Species by Amanda Carter, Illinois State University