Platinum Sponsors

Voss Signs

YOUR MESSAGE. YOUR WAY. WHEN YOU NEED IT. Since 1965, Voss Signs, LLC has produced custom and stock signs for various customers that include: Forestry Professionals, Land Owners, State and Federal Government Agencies, School Districts and the general public throughout the United States and overseas. Signs are either screen-printed or digitally printed on aluminum, plastic or other custom substrates providing long-term outdoor durability.


Tervis offers tumblers in numerous sizes, water bottles, sippy cups and wine glasses, 1000s of original and licensed designs and emblems and a full complement of accessories. The third generation family-owned-and-operated business, now employs more than 900 people and is celebrating 70 years of success.

Gold Sponsors

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission was established in 1955 by the Canadian/U.S. Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries. The commission coordinates fisheries research, controls the invasive sea lamprey, and facilitates cooperative fishery management among the state, provincial, tribal, and federal agencies.

Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.

FlowCam combines the functionality of a flow cytometer and a microscope in a single, powerful research tool: fluorescence analysis, digital images, physical measurements, biovolume calculations, robust statistical analysis, and semi-automated classification of organisms. Since its inception in 1997 at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, FlowCam continues to advance imaging flow cytometry with improved optics, more robust analytical software, and faster throughput for rapid, more reliable, more accurate analysis of phytoplankton & zooplankton morphology.


Gasmet’s portable FTIR gas analyzers have been extensively used for projects that require the measurement of gas fluxes from soils, wetlands, and aquatic environments. The new GT5000 Terra is splash-proof and the lightest weight FTIR multi-gas analyzer for field measurements. Gasmet’s portable FTIR multi-gas analyzers provide exceptional precision for measuring gas fluxes in the field: CO 2 , CH 4 , N 2 O, NH 3 & H 2 O gases simultaneously with sub-ppm detection levels. Portable analyzers use Calcmet TM Software to provide an easy-to-use interface to view multiple gas concentrations in real-time from a rugged Windows tablet. Learn how to measure all your greenhouse gas emissions with Gasmet’s range of portable rugged FTIR gas analyzers!

NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)

The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) is a Federal scientific research facility based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, operating as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). NOAA GLERL's mission is to conduct scientific research on the Great Lakes and coastal ecosystems; develop and transition products and services; and share knowledge and information to advance science, service and stewardship.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Division

Michigan is home to exceptional freshwater fishing, with opportunities from metro Detroit all the way to the western Upper Peninsula. With great opportunity comes great responsibility and caring for our aquatic habitats and fisheries is something the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division takes to heart.


Pro-Oceanus designs and manufactures industry-leading dissolved gas sensors; through technical innovation over two decades, Pro-Oceanus offers a variety of reliable dissolved CO2, CH4 and TDGP sensors to suit any application.

Aquatic Plant Management Society/Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society

The Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) and the Midwest chapter (MAPMS) are respected sources of expertise in the field of biological, mechanical, and chemical aquatic plant management. The Mission is to provide a forum for the discovery and dissemination of scientific information that advances aquatic plant and algae management policy and practice through its affiliates, annual meetings, newsletters, and the Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. Our objectives are to promote the management of nuisance aquatic plants and harmful algae blooms, provide for the scientific advancement of members of the society, encourage scientific research, promote university scholarship, and stir public interest in the aquatic plant science discipline.


Over 48,000 lakes in the United States are impaired for phosphorus pollution. The impacts of poor water quality can be far reaching, including threats to human and animal health, ecosystem function, recreation, and the economy. Why wait decades to enjoy your water again? Through a personalized assessment, EutroPHIX will work with you to discover the unique challenges and scenario you are facing. From there, we’ll develop a custom-tailored prescription to remediate water quality problems. We will work hand-in-hand with you and other professionals to implement management. Finally, we will implement an adaptive management process measuring the results management, working with stakeholders to ensure goals are being met, and assure water quality improvement is sustained for the long-term.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. DU got its start in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America's drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent's waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Our mission is habitat conservation. Thanks to decades of abiding by that single mission, Ducks Unlimited is now the world's largest and most effective waterfowl and wetlands conservation organization. DU is able to multilaterally deliver its work through a series of partnerships with private individuals, landowners, agencies, scientific communities and other entities.

Silver Sponsors

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working in more than 70 countries around the world and all 50 states. Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of nature thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake as well as its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. In order to protect and restore Michigan’s natural systems, The Nature Conservancy is using a multi-faceted approach that includes developing broad, innovative strategies that can be applied across large natural systems – forests, water and coasts – and putting these strategies into action in priority places. For more information, visit

NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation, all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management: Productive and sustainable fisheries, Safe sources of seafood, Recovery and conservation of protected resources, Healthy ecosystems.


Michigan Technological University

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) is a multidisciplinary Institute fostering research, education and outreach, across the Great Lakes and globally.

HDR, Inc.

HDR specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, HDR provide much more than that. They create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

SWS Professional Certification Program

The Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program, serving the public's need to identify qualified individuals to assess and manage wetland resources around the world. This program is intended to meet the needs of professional ecologists, hydrologists, soil scientists, educators, agency professionals, consultants, and others who practice wetland science.

Bronze Sponsors

The Royal Society

The Royal Society publishes peer-reviewed journals covering all areas of biology, including the aquatic sciences. All our journals are compliant with funder mandates (such as Plan S), and we welcome submissions of high-quality science from anywhere in the world.

Michigan State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

The faculty, staff and students in the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife strive to meet the global challenges that threaten the sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems. Through our renowned and distinguished education, research, and outreach programs, we empower students and stakeholders with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to safeguard our natural heritage and promote quality of life for all.

Progressive AE

Progressive AE has provided innovative and sustainable architectural and engineering services for 60 years. Our work is guided by a fundamental and forward-thinking philosophy that spaces and environments should serve as strategic contributors that drive organizational change. The firm’s success has been achieved through a workforce that is a unique blend of creative people who think strategically, and strategic people who work creatively. Progressive AE is a privately held, employee-owned company based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and Charlotte, North Carolina that practices throughout the United States.


Water (ISSN 2073-4441) is an international and interdisciplinary open-access journal covering all aspects of water, including water science, technology, management and governance. It publishes original research papers, critical reviews and short communications. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full methodical and/or experimental details must be provided for research articles. We encourage scientists to publish their research in as much detail as possible. Computed data or files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure or model set-up, if unable to be published as part of the main manuscript, can be deposited as supplementary material.

BSC Group Inc.

BSC uses design, engineering, science, and technology to build, support, and connect. At BSC Group, they partner with clients to deliver creative and practical transportation, land development, and environmental solutions. BSC Group solves complex challenges by applying expertise across disciplines and sharing ideas and perspectives to see a project from every side. The purpose of their work is to improve the quality of life in and around our communities using our skills and experience to promote balance between the built and natural environment. Proudly employee owned, their people are the heart of the company. BSC has served clients throughout New England since 1965. Please visit for more information.

Meijer, Inc.

As a family-owned company, Meijer is committed to enriching lives in the communities we serve. By partnering with others to host community events across our six-state footprint each year, we are deepening our involvement in the places we call home. As we grow, we follow a simple philosophy established by our founder: “Take care of your customers, team members and community … and all of them will take care of you, just like a family.” - Fred Meijer

Brenton Consulting, LLC / Aquatic Software Solutions

Modeling, research, and custom software development for fisheries scientists and managers.

Annis Water Resources Institute, GVSU

The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) is a multidisciplinary research organization within GVSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). AWRI's mission is to integrate research, education, and outreach to enhance and preserve freshwater resources.

Central Michigan University

The Institute for Great Lakes Research (IGLR) takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the complex environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes basin, including associated ecosystems such as tributaries, wetlands, and coastal regions. The IGLR is committed to promoting and facilitating collaborative research and education on the Great Lakes.

Frey Foundation

Frey Foundation, based in Grand Rapids, is one of West Michigan’s family foundations committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals, families, organizations and communities. Grants are provided to non-profit organizations primarily in West and Northern Michigan for projects that enhance child development, protect natural resources, promote the arts, and build community. We invite you to learn more about the Foundation and its history by visiting our website at

The Wege Foundation

The Wege Foundation’s main focus is Western Michigan, mainly in Grand Rapids. Peter M. Wege, founder of the family foundation, felt strongly about keeping the mission local because it honored the wishes of his father Peter Martin Wege, who created the Foundation’s resources. Peter Martin Wege founded Metal Office Furniture, today’s Steelcase, in 1912. The Mission of the Foundation is planting seeds that develop leaders in economicology, health, education, and arts, and enhance the lives of people in West Michigan and around the world.

Dick & Betsy DeVos Foundation

Under the aim to be faithful services, the Dick & Betsy DeVos empower organizations for the greater good. Our giving focuses on cultivating leadership, accelerating transformation, and leveraging support in five areas: community, education, arts, justice, and leadership.

PyroScience GmbH

PyroScience GmbH is one of the world's leading manufacturers of state-of-the-art optical pH, oxygen and temperature sensor technology for industrial and scientific applications, which is used in particular in the growth markets of environment, life science, biotechnology and medical technology. The application areas range from deep-sea research to space exploration.

Patron Sponsors

Aquatic Control, Inc.

Since 1966, Aquatic Control has been providing high-quality products, services, and staff for managing lakes, ponds, and other water resources. Our professional staff includes plant scientists, fisheries biologists, factory-trained fountain specialists, aquatic biologists, and licensed aquatic applicators. Our services include vegetation management plans, treatment programs, fountain/aeration system installation, fish population management, laboratory services, harmful algal bloom (HAB) management, and lake mapping. Building a company around service and customer satisfaction means you rely on products that provide fast, repeatable results in backyard swimming holes to state lakes to drinking water reservoirs. Our product line of algaecides, herbicides, lake dyes, water quality enhancement, aeration systems, and fountains satisfy this requirement. Developing this business relationship with manufacturers allowed us to expand our services to become one of the nation's most trusted aquatic product distributors. We operate service offices in Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois; and supply products to professionals and individuals throughout the U.S.

Maine Sea Grant

California Sea Grant

Connecticut Sea Grant

Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

Washington Sea Grant

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association is a non-profit, state-wide organization that has been dedicated to the preservation and protection of Michigan’s inland lakes and streams since 1961. We achieve our mission by supporting riparian associations as well as the educational and conservation initiatives of our members which include lake associations, concerned citizens, commercial and non-profit businesses as well as our public and private collaborative partners. We produce a quarterly magazine called, The Michigan Riparian. Everyone is invited to join us for our 61st Annual Conference, Welcome Back Together, at Crystal Mountain Resort on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2022. Visit our website for more information:

Michigan Sea Grant

MIT Sea Grant

New Hampshire Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant

Oregon Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant

USC Sea Grant

Wood Hole Institute and Northeast Sea Grant