International Joint Commission launches series of public consultations to hear from the region’s residents about Great Lakes health
The International Joint Commission is launching a series of roundtables, community conversations and listening sessions this summer and fall to hear the public’s perspectives on how the Great Lakes are faring and what is most important when it comes to the health and vitality of the Great Lakes.
The Duluth public meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24 at Pier B. Here are the details:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Pier B Resort, Ballroom
800 West Railroad Street, Duluth, MN 55802
Doors open at 6:30
Program 7:00 to 9:00
For more information about the event and to register, visit the EventBrite page by CLICKING HERE.
Please join the International Joint Commission and the Twin Port region’s organizations, governments and citizens who are working to protect the region’s water resources. Learn about key successes and challenges for the community’s waters, and contribute your views about the health and vitality of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes.
The IJC will visit several Great Lakes communities to learn about local initiatives and concerns for their part of the lakes.
Additional dates and locations include:
• July 24 in Traverse City, Michigan
• August 6 in Collingwood, Ontario
• August 7 in Goderich, Ontario
• September 24 in Duluth, Minnesota
• September 25 in Ashland, Wisconsin
Additional meetings are scheduled with First Nations, Métis and U.S. Tribes, and with college students at universities in Canada and the United States. All of the meetings are part of the IJC’s responsibilities under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to assess progress by Canada and the United States to accomplish the Agreement’s goals and objectives for fishable, swimmable and drinkable Great Lakes waters. Topics for discussion may include issues such as persistent toxic substances, aquatic invasive species, excess nutrients that lead to harmful algal blooms, habitat, and climate change.
For information about the meetings, please go to the ijc’s website.
The IJC was established under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to help the United States and Canada prevent and resolve disputes over the use of the waters the two countries share. The IJC’s responsibilities include reporting on progress made under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the Great Lakes and connecting waters.
For more information:
Sally Cole-Misch Windsor, Ontario 519-257-6733 [email protected]