10:30 – Registration 

10:45 – Welcome and Introductions

Christopher J. Quattrin
Berrien County Drain Commissioner

Marcy Hamilton
Southwest Michigan Planning Commission

10:55 – Why Detention Isn’t the Answer: Impacts of Conventional Stormwater Management and Principles of Low Impact Development

Don Carpenter
Drummond Carpenter

11:30 – Break (Luncheon begin)

11:45  Lunch 

12:15 – MGSSBF Update and Remarks

Daniel Schoonmaker
Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum

12:20 Keynote Presentation:  Michigan’s Water Strategy

Jon Allan
Office of the Great Lakes

1:20 Break (Adjourn luncheon)

1:30 – Stormwater Practices for Cleaner Water 

Claire Schwartz
FTCH

2:15 – Economics of Low Impact Development 

Elaine Sterrett Isely
West Michigan Environmental Action Council

2:45 – Break

3:00 –  Local Examples/Case Studies/Lessons Learned Panel


Ben Baker
Wightman & Associates

Ann St. Amad
Phytotech

4:00 – Adjourn  ~ Enjoy a walk along Lake Michigan!