APPENDIX I


The Black River RAP and IJC's Great Lakes Water Quality Board present a symposium on. . .
"Protecting What's Been Gained in the Black River"
Spitzer Conference Facility, 301 Broadway Avenue, Lorain, Ohio
October 8, 1998


AGENDA

8:00 A.M. Registration and Coffee
8:30 A.M. Welcome and Opening Remarks -
  • Mayor Joseph Koziura, City of Lorain; Lorain County Commissioner Betty Blair;
  • David Ullrich, U.S. Co-Chairman of Great Lakes WQB, Acting Regional Administrator U.S. EPA
  • 8:45 A.M. "Protecting What's Been Gained in the Black River"
    Don Schregardus, Ohio EPA, Director
    9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Research Presentations on the Black River:
  • Fish Communities and Habitat Status in the Black River Watershed
    Presentation by: Roger Thoma, Ohio EPA
  • Ship Channel Water Quality and Causative Factors
    Presentation by: Paul Anderson, Ohio EPA
  • Improvement in the Health of the Brown Bullhead (Decreased Tumor Prevalence)
    Presentation by: Paul Baumann, USGS and Ohio State University
  • Assessment of Sediment Quality in the Black River Watershed
    Presentation by: Allen Burton, Wright State University
  • Understanding the Characteristics and Criteria for the Designation of a Scenic River (1997 Black River Study)
    Presentation by: Russ Gibson, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • 11:30 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. Lunch and Keynote Speaker "Citizen Role in River Protection"- David Orr, Oberlin College
    1:20 P.M. - 2:20 P.M. Facilitated Breakout Session I:
    1. The role of the agricultural community in river protection
    2. The role of the homeowner in river protection
    3. The role of local government officials in river protection
    4. The role of river/riparian land owners in river restoration
    2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. Facilitated Breakout Session II:
    1. The role of river/riparian land owners in river restoration
    2. Sustaining public interest in the Remedial Action Plan process
    3. Sustaining environmental monitoring to measure progress
    4. Storm Water Management Issues
    3:30 P.M. Reports from the Breakout Sessions
    4:30 P.M. Closing Comments - IJC Commissioner Alice Chamberlin