LAKE SUPERIOR PROGRAMS OFFICE
ONTARIO MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
GREAT LAKES WATER QUALITY BOARD
OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION
ARE PLEASED TO CO-SPONSOR A PUBLIC MEETING ON
MEASURING AND CELEBRATING INCREMENTAL
PROGRESS FOR RESTORING THE GREAT LAKES
WHAT: A roundtable discussion on how to measure and celebrate
incremental progress for the
Great Lakes will be held among the International Joint Commission's Great Lakes Water Quality
Board, stakeholders involved in the Lake Superior Binational Program, the Lake Superior LaMP
and RAPs, and other interested people from throughout the basin.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this roundtable discussion is to share
successful approaches to
measuring and celebrating progress in restoring and maintaining the Great Lakes in an effort to
keep agency and organizational support for these programs and sustain momentum. This is a
unique opportunity to provide advice to senior environmental program managers of the Water
Quality Board and the International Joint Commission. Specific topics of interest include:
- Is there enough critical mass to sustain RAPs and LaMPs or is there a better way?
- What are the best ways to quantify ecosystem gains consistent with the Water Quality
Board's recommendation for use of a step-wise approach to use restoration and
demonstration of incremental progress?
- What are the conditions or criteria under which it is acceptable to assert that all
reasonable remedial and preventive actions have been taken to restore uses?
- What needs to be done to strengthen necessary RAP-LaMP-Binational Program
WHEN: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
WHERE: CN Station, Marina Park, Thunder Bay
REGISTRATION: To register for this roundtable please contact Ms.
Karen Ure at the
International Joint Commission in Windsor, Ontario (voice: 519-257-6718;