Fishing for History during the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail

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Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail Conference

Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail Conference Sept 21-22

Marquette, MI  –  September 12, 2015  –  Bringing you yet another thing you may not have thought about during the week, Todd Paz meet with Brandon Schroeder, Sea Grant Extension Educator, to tackle the the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail. Being that Michigan is blessed with not only 5 Great Lakes, but also amazing food and recreational fisheries, the idea of a online fishery trail emerged.

On September 21st and 22nd, the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Conference jointly hosted in Menominee, Michigan and Marinette, Wisconsin will bring a group of partners together to show case their work on this online trail. The project encourages average people to get excited about visiting various locations throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Each of the points on the site have an important history in regards to the development of the fisheries we have today.  The trail provides people with the resources and knowledge of their own local history!

Museums from all over the region, agencies and nonprofit companies will all be convening at the conference to share fishery stories and listen to speeches from workers in the Fisheries field. The speeches will consist of information about their most recent projects and ideas they may have anyone can work on to promote the wellness of our waterways.

This conference is open to anyone including local audiences, local historical societies or even libraries looking to learn more about fisheries and Michigan’s history. If anyone has a place they would like to get added as a point on the trail, attendance is open to you as well!

Schedule for the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail September 21-22 2015

Schedule for the Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage Trail September 21-22 2015

Though this conference may not seem relevant to you, fisheries are alive and active in this state. Todd pointed out that history is a part of where you live and fisheries are in the Michigan budget. Fisheries support towns all across the state. If you wish to understand the importance of fisheries today, you have to have knowledge of the technological and social changes that happened years prior.

If the conference sounds like something you would like to attend for some reel fun and good stories, register online today! Registration is $30 or  $10 for students. Registration includes  lunch and guided tours at West Shore Fishing Museum on Sept. 21 and participation in educational conference sessions, including meals on Sept. 22. There is no cost to attend the Consortium business meeting on Sept. 21.

For additional information about this educational opportunity please contact Brandon Schroeder via email or by calling at (989)-354-9885.

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