Public Meetings in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed


The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites the public and representatives of local governments, First Nations / Tribes, and all interested stakeholders to attend its 2015 annual public meetings.

This is an opportunity for interested people to meet Board members, IJC staff and Commissioners, and to ask questions, and express concerns about the management of water levels and flows, or on water quality matters, in the boundary waters.  It will also provide an opportunity for the public to provide oral comments to the IJC on the Board’s report on 2014’s high water levels.

International Joint Commissioners Rich Moy and Richard Morgan will be attendance.

This year, the Board will be holding public meetings in Kenora, ON, Fort Frances, ON, and Crane Lake, MN:

*  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015 – 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre

470 First Avenue South

Kenora, Ontario

*  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 – 7:00 – 8:30 PM

La Place Rendez-Vous

1201 Idylwild Main

Fort Frances, Ontario

*  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015 – 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Voyagaire Lodge and Houseboats Resort

7576 Gold Coast Road

Crane Lake, Minnesota

The International Joint Commission formed the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board to assist with binational coordination of water quality efforts for the entire boundary watershed and to coordinate the management of the water levels and flows on Rainy and Namakan lakes and the Rainy River.

Information on the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board is available at


Nick Heisler                   Ottawa              613-992-8367       

Frank Bevacqua            Washington       202-736-9024