International Joint Commission (IJC)
More than a century of cooperation protecting shared waters

Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice - Detroit, Michigan

Date: 2017/03/21
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 00:00
Location: Detroit, Michigan

The International Joint Commission will be holding a series of public meetings in Great Lakes communities to hear your views about how the Great Lakes are faring, and what Canada and the United States should do to restore and protect them. Now's the time to speak up for the lakes you love. The first public meeting is taking place in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. 

Your views are essential for the IJC to evaluate the governments’ progress accomplishing the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement’s goals and objectives. Join us to learn more about local efforts for water quality management and to talk with the IJC and others about the successes and challenges for your watershed and for the Great Lakes.

When: 6:00-9:00 p.m., March 21, 2017

Where: Outdoor Adventure Center - 1801 Atwater Street, Detroit, MI 48207

Register today

For more information on the IJC's Great Lakes Public Meeting visit ParticipateIJC.

Detroit, MI - March 21, 2017 

Gather and Welcome

IJC Presentation: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes 

Local Presentations: 

  • Dr. Joan Rose Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Michigan State University Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife 
    "Swimability" and Human Health on Great Lakes Beaches
  • Kyle Moxley Research Consultant for the Global Health Initiative of the Henry Ford Health System
    "Drinkability" and Research on Health Implications of Detroit Water Shutoffs
  • Ali Shakoor Ph.D. Student, Wayne State University Department of Biological Sciences and decorated competitive angler - "Fishability" in Southeastern Michigan Waters: Eat Safe Fish

Public Comment Period: Please limit your comments to three minutes. 

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you