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Wed, Sep 27, 2017
12:00 AM

State of the Bay

September 27, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

This one day conference is your chance to learn about activities related to the restoration, conservation and protection of Saginaw Bay.  In addition, you’ll learn about what communities around the Bay and throughout the watershed are doing to encourage public access, economic development, environmental education and watershed management.   This is your opportunity to find out what is happening and network with people and groups doing this work through the 22-county Saginaw Bay watershed.  The conference is sponsored by the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network and its partners, and is generously supported by The Cook Family Foundation.

The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center - Riverfront in Bay City, Michigan located along the Saginaw River with some breakout sessions to be held at the Delta College Planetarium (across the street).  To download the Agenda, click here

The event will conclude with an optional reception and cruise on the BaySail Appledore Schooners, sponsored by The Conservation Fund along with North Peak Brewing Company and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.  The reception and cruise is a separate registration from the conference - see below. Space is limited, so register early!

Conference Presentations

To access & download the presentations from the conference, CLICK HERE

Conference Registration


To register for the Conference, please fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page, providing payment information when prompted. Registration includes lunch, snacks, and coffee breaks; lodging is not included. Early-bird registration ($25) is open until September 1st after which time the fee will increase to $35. The final registration deadline is September 20th

After registering, you will receive an automated confirmation email/receipt from webmaster@conservationfund.org. Note: It may go into your junk email folder, so please look there. You will receive additional information from the conference planners in August and September. 

Reception & Cruise Sign-up

A limited number of seats are still available for the Optional Reception & Cruise. To register for the Cruise, please sign-up via the SurveyMonkey poll.

Travel & Lodging

A room block has been secured at the Doubletree Hotel. Please call 1-989-891-6000 to reserve your room by September 20th to get the discount rate of $109 /night. The room block name is "State of the Bay."

Contact Information

For assistance with registration, please contact Margarita Carey (mcarey@conservationfund.org | 1-304-876-7924). For questions about the conference, please contact Mike Kelly (kellym@conservationfund.org | 1-989-892-9171).

Event Location

Doubletree Hotel Riverfront – Bay City
1 Wenonah Park Pl
Bay City, MI 48708