City of Michigan City to Host a Free Conference on the Environment at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa

michigan-city-sealIn Celebration of Coastal Awareness Month the City of Michigan City is presenting A Conference on the Environment on June 5, 2014 at the Blue Chip Hotel Casino and Spa from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM central time. Blue Chip Hotel Casino and Spa is located at 777 Blue Chip Drive Michigan City, IN 46360.

This conference is free and open to the public. Registration is available online at

Topics to be covered by our speakers during the conference:
Great Lakes Quality of Life
Lake Michigan Coastal Program
Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP)
Community Sustainability and The Lake Michigan Gateway Strategy
Sustainable Beaches Practices. Marina Improvements and Stormwater Control

Key Note Address

David Ullrich, Executive Director,
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway Cities Initiative
Trail Creek Watershed Committee Accomplishments and Goals
Trail Creek, Beaches, and Storm Discharge Monitoring Program
Will Climate Change Affect Stormwater Runoff - GLRI Grant
Storm Sewer Flow Measurement Techniques
Cheney Run Flow Modeling and Flood Plain Mapping Issues

In addition to the conference, the City of Michigan City will be hosting 2 free concerts featuring the Banana Slugs String Band. The Banana Slugs String Band is a group of lovable musicians, songwriters, and educators who blend music, theater, puppetry, and audience participation to create a lively learning environment.
The concerts will be held at Millennium Park on the Shores of Lake Michigan on Thursday June 5th and Friday June 6th at 6:30 PM central time.

Also on June 20, 21, and 22, 2014 the City of Michigan City will be hosting the W.G. Jackson in Trail Creek Harbor, Michigan City Indiana.
The W. G. Jackson serves researchers and educational groups from her berth at ports of call along Lake Michigan. Her home is the Lake Michigan Center, Grand Valley State University, Muskegon, Michigan.
The W. G. Jackson was launched in 1996 and has a Length of 65 feet, a Beam of 20 feet, a Draft of 5 feet, and is powered by twin Detroit 6V-92T Engines.
The W. G. Jackson has been funded by the U.S.E.P.A Great Lakes National Program Office and she has reached 33 ports of call in Lake Michigan.
Free public tours and voyages will be announced in June!

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Kuss General Manager at (219) 874-7799 or email at