Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs (no. 2)

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Webinar: Approaches to Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs (no. 2)

October 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Recorded October 12, 2017 2:00-3:30pm ET

This webinar continues an examination of watercraft inspection and decontamination programs, focusing on voluntary programs within the Great Lakes region.


  • Jo Latimore, Michigan State University [email protected]
    • Dr. Jo Latimore is an Aquatic Ecologist and Outreach Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. Her work focuses on volunteer monitoring of Michigan’s streams and lakes, community-based approaches to watershed management, natural resources leadership development, and science communication, with a broad emphasis on aquatic invasive species across. Dr. Latimore is the Director of the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute, facilitator of the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, and provides technical support to the MiCorps Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program. She holds a B.A. in biology from Albion College, a M.S. in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from MSU.
  • Ed Rudberg, CD3 [email protected]
    • Dr. Ed Rudberg is a partner at CD3. As the third generation of his family in the boating industry, Dr. Rudberg has a passion for recreation and conservation. His Ph.D. in Natural Resources Science and Management blended communication and psychological theory to catalyze individuals’ adoption of conservation behaviors on lakes. As an entrepreneur of over a decade, he has developed numerous conservation focused products which grew to national distribution. He is formally trained in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, project management, and various behavioral metrics. He is an avid angler, bow fisherman, hunter and boater.
  • Pat Conzemius, Wildlife Forever [email protected]
    • Pat Conzemius is the Conservation Director for Wildlife Forever and leads the national Clean Drain Dry Initiative.  Through innovative marketing and grassroots community engagement, Pat has helped Wildlife Forever become a leader in invasive species prevention outreach and education. Using a partnership approach and collaborative networking process, Wildlife Forever leverages multiple services and resources for consistent invasive species prevention.
  • Erin McFarlane, University of Wisconsin Extension [email protected]
    • Since 2007, Erin McFarlane has worked for the University of Wisconsin Extension Lakes program as the statewide Clean Boats, Clean Waters Educator. She supports the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Watercraft Inspection program and helps coordinate watercraft inspection efforts across the state.
  • Brittney Rogers, New York Sea Grant [email protected]
    • Brittney has been working with New York Sea Grant since 2013. She works with watercraft inspection program partners around New York State standardizing efforts and coordinating partnership opportunities for programs by providing trainings, workshops and webinars as well as program resources.She is also pursuing her master’s degree at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry working with iMapInvasives team to create a certified trainers network to help serve the needs of the invasive species network by training and retaining instructors across the state.



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October 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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