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Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice: Buffalo

The International Joint Commission

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice: Buffalo
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Afternoon Panel Discussion 13h 30m Free  
Evening Public Meeting 13h 30m Free  

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The public is invited to observe the panel discussion and provide comments at the end of the session. The International Joint Commission (IJC) will also hold a public meeting at the same location from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

The International Joint Commission will be holding six public meetings in Great Lakes communities to hear your views about how the Great Lakes are faring, and what Canada and the United States should do to restore and protect them. Now's the time to speak up for the lakes you love.


   

Agenda
Buffalo, NY - March 28, 2017


 

Afternoon Panel Discussion - 1:30pm-4:30pm

Gather and Welcome

IJC Presentation: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes

Panel Presentations and Discussion: 

  • Community Collaboration for Restoration Action, Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper

  • Making the Great Lakes Place to Be for Outdoor Recreation, Krystyn Tully, Swim Drink Fish Canada 

  • Emerging Contaminants and Impacts on Fish and Wildlife, Dr. Diana S. Aga, University of Buffalo

  • Wetland Habitat Restoration Needs for Larval Fish Nursery in the Niagara River, Dr. Alicia Pérez-Fuentetaja, SUNY at Buffalo State

  • Niagara River Corridor Ramsar Site, a Wetland of International Significance, Jajean Rose-Burney, Western New York Land Conservancy

  • Alternative Futures for Restored Waterfronts, Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo

  • Multiple approaches to eliminate contaminated runoff, Oluwole A. McFoy, general manager, Buffalo Sewer Authority

  • Buffalo Blue, a Sustainable Business Perspective, Mark Shriver, Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable

Public Comment Period: Please limit your comments to three minutes. 

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you


Evening Public Meeting - 6:00pm-9:00pm

Gather and Welcome

IJC Presentation: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes

Local Presentations: 

  • Buffalo River Area of Concern - Key Accomplishments and Role of Community, Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper

  • Niagara River Corridor Ramsar Site, a Wetland of International Significance, Jajean Rose-Burney, Western New York Land Conservancy

  • Making the Great Lakes the Place to Be for Outdoor Recreation, Krystyn Tully, Swim Drink Fish Canada

Open Discussion with Audience 

Public Comment Period: Please limit your comments to three minutes.  

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you

  

IJC’s Great Lakes Public Meetings 
will be held at the following locations:
 

March 2, 2017: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
March 21, 2017: Detroit, Michigan
March 22, 2017: Sarnia, Ontario
March 23, 2017: Toledo, Ohio
March 28, 2017: Buffalo, New York
March 29, 2017: St. Catharines, Ontario
 

Visit ParticipateIJC.org to learn more. 

 

Photo: By Doug Kerr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/2962679141)

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WNED-WBFO Studio
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, New York 14202

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM


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The International Joint Commission

The International Joint Commission (IJC) is an international organization created by the Boundary Waters Treaty, signed by Canada and the United States in 1909. The International Joint Commission prevents and resolves disputes between the United States of America and Canada under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty and pursues the common good of both countries as an independent and objective advisor to the two governments.

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