International Symposium of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society - April 19-24, 2009 - Baltimore Marriott Waterfront - Baltimore, Maryland
Hosts & Sponsors

Host

The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS)
http://ellipse.inhs.uiuc.edu/FMCS/

Sponsors

Freshwater

USFWS- White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery

National Aquarium at Baltimore

Pearl

Region 4 Fisheries

USFWS- Region 3 Fisheries Program - Genoa National Fish Hatchery

Region 4 Ecological Services

Quad Cities Station

Platinum

Gold

VA Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries in Blacksburg, VA

West Virginia Field Office

Silver

USFWS - Region 5 Ecological Services

Abingdon Field Office

Gloucester Field Office

New Hampshire Field Office

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Research Association

Bronze

Mainstream Commercial Divers, Inc.

Jackson Environmental

Ecological Specialists

Office of Surface Mining/ Knoxville Tennessee

Marshall University

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

EA Engineering


Sponsorship Information

Planning for the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society’s 2009 International Symposium is underway. The theme for the 2009 symposium is Healthy Mollusks = Healthy Rivers = Healthy People. It is shaping up to be a fantastic meeting, with speakers from around the world and Native American Tribes of North America. As always, the meeting will focus on the ongoing work of North American malacologists to restore, conserve, and understand our freshwater mollusks. In 2009, however, we will broaden the scope and reach beyond our organization to share information and learn from our international and tribal partners. The meeting will be held April 19-24, 2009 at the lovely Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD close to historic and national sights for visitors and attendees to enjoy.

The Society has a membership of 500, and 300 members generally attend the annual meeting. Membership is made up of agency, industry, non-governmental organizations and academicians from across North America, mostly from the eastern US and Canada but with an increasing overseas interest. We expect attendance at this meeting to be one of the largest ever as we have made a special effort to invite our international and tribal partners to make this event more national and international in scope.

The FMCS is dedicated to the advocacy and conservation science of freshwater molluskan resources. A small army of professionals is constantly working to conserve the habitats of freshwater mollusks, and we need your help. We are requesting monetary sponsorship from your Agency to help cover the costs of the meeting facilities. The FMCS Sponsorship hierarchy and policies are as follows:

Freshwater - $5000
Pearl Sponsor - $2500
Platinum Sponsor - $2000
Gold Sponsor - $1500
Silver Sponsor - $1000
Bronze Sponsor - $500

All sponsors will be recognized in the program book by level of contribution, have their logos on all media advertising including the FMCS web-site and logos will be prominently displayed throughout the symposium.

Your agency’s commitment to conservation and research of natural resources fits well with the mission of FMCS and the 2009 FMCS meeting provides a great opportunity to network and build relationships with conservation professionals from state and federal government, industry, and conservation organizations. If you are willing to assist with this important meeting, please complete the Sponsorship Form and remit your sponsorship or contribution check to the following address. Checks must be made out to Treasurer, Virginia Tech-CPE. Please include “FMCS 2009” in the memo line of the check, and mail to:

Conference Registration
Continuing and Professional Education
702 University City Boulevard
Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0272
Blacksburg, VA 24061

or fax, with credit card information, to 540-231-3306.

Please contact Dawn McCoy at 540-231-1779 with any questions regarding submitting your sponsorship.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Catherine M. Gatenby, Chair of FMCS, 2009
Catherine_gatenby@fws.gov

Steven A. Ahlstedt, President of FMCS
Ahlstedt@usgs.gov

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