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March 21, 2001
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Grand Calumet River Symposium Addresses Restoration

The Grand Calumet River and its restoration will be the topic of discussion at a day-long symposium at on March 30 at Indiana University Northwest. Sponsored by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at IU Northwest, The Indiana Department of Environmental Education (IDEM), and The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, The Grand Calumet River: Science in the Area of Concern Symposium will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the university's Library Conference Center.

Throughout the symposium, speakers will address a variety of topics on the Grand Calumet River, and expectations for restoration. They include:

  • 10:00 a.m.     A Historical Perspective on the Flora of the Grand Calumet River and Realistic Expectations for Restoration? 
  • 10:25 a.m.    Distribution of Chinook Salmon in the Grand Calumet River and Indiana Harbor Canal
  • 11:00 a.m.    Toward a Holistic Ecological Approach to Restoring the Grand Calumet River Basis
  • 1:00 p.m.      Differentiating Human and Non-Human E.Coli Contamination by RAPD Analysis
  • 1:25 p.m.      Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Analysis of a Sediment Sample from the West Branch of the   Grand Calumet River
  • 2:00 p.m.     Status of Wetland Flora Along the Grand Calumet River with a Regard to the Potential Impacts of Proposed Sediment Removal
  • 2:25 p.m.     An Ecosystem Partnership in the Calumet Basin in Illinois: A Review in Question
  • 3:00 p.m.     Panel Discussion 
The symposium is free of charge to the community. A lunch break is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Participants may bring a brown-bag lunch or dine on their own. More information on the The Grand Calumet River: Science in the Area of Concern Symposium is with Alex da SIlva at 219-886-8734 or at

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