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

Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice - Buffalo, New York

Date: 2017/03/28
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 00:00
Location: Buffalo, New York

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: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., March 28, 2017

Where: WNED-WBFO Studio - 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202

Register today

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

Agenda
Buffalo, NY - March 28, 2017 

Afternoon Panel Discussion - 1:30pm-4:30pm

Gather and Welcome

IJC Presentation: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes

Panel Presentations and Discussion: 

  • Community Collaboration for Restoration Action, Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper

  • Making the Great Lakes the Outdoor Recreation Destination of Choice, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

  • Emerging Contaminants and Impacts on Fish and Wildlife, Dr. Diana S. Aga, University of Buffalo

  • Wetland Habitat Restoration for Larval Fish Nursery in the Niagara River, Dr. Alicia Pérez-Fuentetaja, SUNY Buffalo State

  • Niagara River Corridor, a Wetland of International Significance, Jajean Rose-Burney), Western New York Land Conservancy

  • Alternative Futures for Restored Waterfronts, Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo

  • Buffalo Blue, a Sustainable Business Perspective, Mark Shriver Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable

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

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you

 

Evening Public Meeting - 6:00pm-9:00pm

Gather and Welcome

IJC Presentation: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes

Local Presentations: 

  • Local expert presentation on the Buffalo River Area of Concern, access to water-based recreation and other topics

Open Discussion with Audience 

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

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you