Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice: Toledo

Event Date: 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


University of Toledo Lake Erie Center 6200 Bay Shore Road Oregon, Ohio 43616

The International Joint Commission will hold 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.

Gather and Welcome

Video: You are the Voice of the Great Lakes

IJC Presentation: Your Say on Progress in Restoring the Great Lakes: A Guide to the TAP & PROP Reports

Local Presentations:

  • Chris Winslow, Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program: Overview of the latest science on Lake Erie HABs and what ongoing research will hopefully tell us
  • Karl Gebhardt, Deputy Director for Water Resources, Ohio EPA: Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection and Restoration Plan
  • Gail Hesse, Great Lakes Water Program Director, National Wildlife Federation: The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, domestic action plans, and what the nongovernment community is looking for to ensure progress on HABs

Public Comment Period

Moderator: Dr. Jeff Reutter - Special Advisor, Ohio Sea Grant College Program at Ohio State University

Please limit your comments to three minutes.

Closing: Comments from Commissioners and thank you

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