Water-access symposium seeks submissions


Organizers of the Working Waterways and Waterfronts National Symposium on Water Access are seeking presentation submissions for the event, set for Sept. 27-30, 2010, in Portland, Maine.

Submissions are due Jan. 22.

The symposium will provide a forum to help communities, organizations, businesses and individuals address waterfront access challenges by showcasing successful models and tools from around the country.

Interested parties with experience in applying successful working waterfront planning and implementation approaches are invited to submit an abstract to the symposium.

Those who should submit an abstract include government officials, members of the commercial and recreational fishing and boating communities, economic development agencies, attorneys, academic researchers and others.

For submission questions, contact Kristen Grant, Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension at kngrant@maine.edu or 207-646-1555, Ext. 115

Click here for submission guidelines.


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