International Joint Commission seeks comments on Great Lakes at a series of meetings

The International Joint Commission (IJC) will hold a series of roundtables, listening sessions and public meetings to hear from everyone about how the Great Lakes are faring, learn about actions that residents are taking to restore and protect their part of the lakes and listen to residents’ suggestions to improve the health and vitality of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

These meetings are part of the IJC’s consultations throughout the Great Lakes region to assess progress by Canada and the United States to accomplish goals agreed to in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Share your valuable thoughts, ideas and concerns at the following public meetings:

 

♦ 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 18: Creating a Watercentric, Sustainable Milwaukee

Milwaukee City Center Hotel, Walker Room, Fourth floor

509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

Register here.

 

1:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19: Roundtable on Progress to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes

Milwaukee City Center Hotel, Crystal Ballroom, Fifth floor

509 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee

This event is being held in cooperation with the Great Lakes Public Forum on June 17-19 at the Milwaukee City Center Hotel, where Canada and the United States will present their Agreement progress report. For more information and to register for the Forum, go to binational.net.

Register here.

 

♦ 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan

Holiday Inn Resort West Bay Beach Hotel, Leelanau Room

615 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan

Register here.

 

4-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 6: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Huron

Canadian Legion, Collingwood Branch, Normandy Room

490 Ontario Street, Collingwood, ON

Register here.

 

♦ 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 7: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Huron

Goderich Columbus Hall

390 Parsons Court, Goderich, ON

Register here.

 

♦ 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Superior

Pier B Resort, Ballroom

800 West Railroad Street, Duluth, MN

Register here.

 

♦ 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 25: Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: Lake Superior

Northland College, Alvord Theater

1411 Ellis Avenue, Ashland, WI

Register here.

 

To subscribe to the IJC’s monthly newsletter, click here.

For more information on the meetings, contact Sally Cole-Misch at 519-257-6733 or colemischs@windsor.ijc.org.

Janenne Pung