Progress Toward Restoration
In Canada and the United States, cases exist where community-based groups have developed formal agreements with different levels of government and/or business/industry to take the coordinating role (e.g. Toronto and Region, Ashtabula River). These Remedial Action Plan participants have demonstrated promising results and effective management practices. The community groups are active and knowledgeable and are dedicated to restoring beneficial uses. In particular, community representatives receive help from such alliances in developing project proposals, acquiring matching funding and generating more technical data in support of project development and implementation.