Illinois Chapter American Fisheries Society
WhenWednesday March 2, 2011 at 1:00 PM CST
Friday March 4, 2011 at 12:00 PM CSTAdd to my calendar
Illinois Lake Management Association and Illinois Chapter American Fisheries Society Joint Meeting
Illinois Lake Management Association (ILMA) &
Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (IL AFS)
are jointly hosting their annual meetings
at the Hotel Pere Marquette, 501 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 through Friday, March 4, 2011
- Conference officially begins at 1:00 on Wednesday, March 2 and concludes at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 4.
Registration fee includes refreshments during breaks, Exhibitor social Wednesday evening, and lunch and dinner banquet on Thursday. The Pere Marquette provides a free hot breakfast to those staying in the hotel.
A block of rooms is reserved until February 21st (note this date has been extended) under “IL Lake Management Association”; room rate is $70.00/night plus tax single and $85.00/night plus tax double. We encourage you to reserve your room early. Reservations can be made by calling the Reservations hotline: (800) 447-1676 Reservations: 800-447-1676 .
Two post -conference workshops will be offered on Friday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. See below for more information.
Illinois RiverWatch Network: Citizen Scientist Certification Workshop
Join RiverWatch and become a part of a large network of volunteers who steward and protect Illinois streams. RiverWatch certified volunteers, referred to as Citizen Scientists, collect reliable water quality data that are used to track changes in stream conditions over time. In this session, you will receive the information and resources to monitor a stream site. The workshop will include only the classroom component. You will learn how to identify macroinvertebrates that live in our streams and serve as indicators of water quality. A field component (not part of this workshop) will be required for full certification. Visit www.ngrrec.org/riverwatch for additional program information.
GPS and Digital Mapping Workshop
Learn the theory and basics of digital data capture, GPS technology and online digital mapping. Review practical application for various natural resources and lake management projects and share maps with your friends and others. This workshop will focus on freeware GIS mapping platforms. Those with laptops are invited to follow along.
More InformationIf you are interested in presenting an oral or poster presentation but missed the submission deadline, please contact Trent Thomas at email@example.com.