International Joint Commission (IJC)
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Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice - Toledo, Ohio

Date: 2017/03/23
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 00:00
Location: Toledo, Ohio

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 23, 2017

Where: University of Toledo Lake Erie Centre - 6200 Bay Shore Road - Oregon, OH 43616

Register today

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

Toledo, OH - March 23, 2017 

Gather and Welcome

Video: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes 

IJC Presentation: Your Say on Progress in Restoring the Great Lakes: A Guide to the TAP & PROP Reports 

Local Presentations:

  • Chris Winslow, Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program: Overview of the latest science on Lake Erie HABs and what ongoing research will hopefully tell us

  • Karl Gebhardt, Deputy Director for Water Resources, Ohio EPA: Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan

  • Gail Hesse, Great Lakes Water Program Director, National Wildlife Federation: The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, domestic action plans, and what the nongovernment community is looking for to ensure progress on HABs 

Public Comment Period:

  • Moderator: Dr. Jeff Reutter - Special Advisor, Ohio Sea Grant College Program at Ohio State University

Please limit your comments to three minutes. 

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you