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Registration Now Open!


In honor of the fifth National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium and to celebrate more than a decade of convening, it is time to collect the National Working Waterfront Network’s stories and take stock of our successes in protecting the nation’s working waterfronts and waterways. You have important stories to tell and we plan to capture them and share them with the network!

A team of oral historians, made up of seasoned network participants and college students, will be on hand at the symposium to record your stories and mark your working waterfronts on the map.

How to Participate

Sign up for a 15-30 minute interview block and show up at the appointed time at the symposium. That’s it! Contact Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant (nspringuel@coa.edu or text/cell 207-266-6912) to sign up.

Great Lakes: The Nation’s Freshwater Working Waterfronts

Welcome to Grand Rapids

Sitting handsomely upon the banks of the Grand River and just 30 miles east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids (“GR”) is the second-largest city in Michigan. It boasts an impressive history and vibrant downtown with lots to see and do. From the arts and museums to renowned restaurants and breweries, every visitor is bound to find something to love. We invite you to experience Grand Rapids during your stay throughout this year’s National Working Waterfronts & Waterways symposium and see what makes it Pure Michigan.


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