(DETROIT, MI) – The International Joint Commission will be holding six public meetings in Great Lakes communities to hear the views of residents regarding how the Great Lakes are faring, and what Canada and the United States should do to restore and protect them.
Beginning March 2 in Sault Ste Marie, the IJC will welcome the thoughts of citizens in an open forum. The traveling consultation will visit Detroit and Sarnia, March 21 and 22, respectively, before moving on to Toledo, Buffalo, and St Catharines.
The meetings will be used to gather information from the public on the IJC’s draft Triennial Assessment of Progress and the Progress Report of the Governments of Canada and the United States under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The IJC will collect input until April 15, either through participation at the meetings or via email.
The Detroit meeting will take place at the Outdoor Adventure Center, located at 1801 Atwater Street, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. The Sarnia meeting will be at the Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre at 180 College Avenue North, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.