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Re: E-M:/ entire schedule: Great Lakes & Water Use meetings
Enviro-Mich message from Cyndi Roper <email@example.com>
Thanks for compiling these dates. There is one correction to what you've
posted. The August 5th, Senate Natural Resources and Environmental
Affairs Committee hearing scheduled for Saginaw Valley State University
has been rescheduled for 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (not 7:00 p.m.). I just
received a notice announcing the change this afternoon.
Rita Jack wrote:
Hello Michigan Friends,
(My first attempt was too long, I’ll try this message again after
cutting, please pardon duplication.)
As you’ve all been reading over the past few weeks, the summer is a
momentous one for the Great Lakes – and true to form, we all have
meetings, ooooh -- many many meetings, scheduled to celebrate it all!
…Er, to inform about it all. Please make time in your busy remaining
summer schedule – too much is at stake.
Below, I’ll list all the meetings going on, and the subject matter
they’ll cover, and who is the main group that is sponsoring them. In
this way, you will hopefully be able to decide which meetings you’ll
want to attend, and how you’ll want to submit your own comments to the
There are three huge public-input opportunities on Great Lakes
Basin-wide efforts during this summer.
1) Annex 2001: Great Lakes Basin Water Resouces Compact and Agreement
Revised drafts were released on June 30 by the Council of Great Lakes
Governors and Canadian Premiers for the Great Lakes Basin Water
Resources Compact and Great Lakes Basin Water Resources Agreement. The
Compact will eventually be legally binding and will be between the 8
Great Lakes States. The Agreement will not be legally binding, but
will be between the 8 Great Lakes States and the 2 Great Lakes
Canadian Provinces Ontario and Quebec. These are all about water
diversions, consumptive uses of water, and efforts to govern all that
amongst the entities within the Great Lakes Basin. The public comment
period will end on August 29. See http://www.cglg.org/index.asp and
scroll down to the news section for updated Annex information.
In Michigan, the MDEQ’s Office of the Great Lakes is hosting 4 public
meetings and 1 public hearing. The public meeting and public hearing
schedule is below. Please contact the Office of Great Lakes for more
information at 517-335-4056.
August 2, 2005 7:00 p.m.
Public Meeting at Chippewa County Courthouse, Circuit Court Room,
Second Floor, 319 Court Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
August 8, 2005 1:00 p.m.
Public Meeting at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand
August 11, 2005 6:30 p.m.
Public Meeting at the Public Meeting Room, 100 McMorran Blvd., Port
August 12, 2005 1:00 p.m.
Public Meeting at Cadillac Place, 1^st Floor Conference Room, 3058 W.
Grand Blvd., Suite 2-300, Detroit, MI
August 23, 2005 1:30 p.m.
Public Hearing at Michigan Library and Historical Center, Lake Ontario
Conference Room, 702 W. Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, MI
2) Great Lakes Restoration Draft Action Plan
The federally-driven Great Lakes Restoration Draft Action Plan was
released by the Great Lakes Regional Collaborative on July 7, and the
public comment period will end on Sept. 9. For information see
http://www.glrc.us <http://www.glrc.us/> and you can also learn more
about the plan and hearings at http://www.restorethelakes.org
<http://www.restorethelakes.org/> Click on “calendar” on the left side
of the page. I’m told that the dates are firm for the Michigan
hearings and that the locations will be locked soon –so please check
back on this!!!
* Michigan (Grand Rapids) - August 1
* Michigan (Detroit) - August 18
3) Initiatives within Michigan:
Senator Patricia Birkholz is hosting several town-hall style meetings
to hear your concerns about conservation of Michigan’s Ground and
Surface Water. An Enviro-Mich message of a few days ago from Adam W.
Reames, Senate Democratic Caucus Staff, provided the information
below. You can contact Adam at 517/373-5346
Agenda: Public Testimony on Conservation of Michigan's Ground and
Public Acts 148 and 177 of 2003 provided for the Michigan Legislature
to take steps to conserve and protect the waters of the state. Out of
this legislation, it is hoped will come recommendations to further
safeguard our waters and preserve access. The Senate Committee on
Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs is interested in hearing
citizens' ideas that will help to conserve and protect our waters.
Saugatuck High School Auditorium, 401 Elizabeth Street, Saugatuck,
Michigan 49453 Date Thursday, 7/14/2005 Time 7:00 PM
Gaylord High School, Gornick Auditorium, 90 Livingston Boulevard,
Gaylord, Michigan 49734 Date Monday, 7/25/2005 Time 7:00 PM
Glen Oaks Community College, Nora Hagen Theatre, 62249 Shimmel Road,
Centreville, Michigan 49032-9784 Date Tuesday, 7/26/2005 Time 7:00 PM
Saginaw Valley State University, ES122 Regional Education Center, 7400
Bay Road, University Center, Michigan 48710 Date Friday, 8/5/2005 Time
And the enviro meetings, too:
From an E-M message from Chris Grubb at the National Wildlife Federation:
Summer 2005 is an historic time for Michigan residents to stand up for
the Great Lakes. There are three meetings across the state this week
that will be a chance to discuss current Great Lakes issues (ie. all
the above!) and will outline the process for making your voice heard
by decision makers.
July 20, Wednesday, 7pm - Wealthy Theatre, Wealthy St. SE, Grand
July 21, Thursday, 7pm - North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard
St., Petoskey, MI
In the Library Conference Center
These meetings are being hosted by the National Wildlife Federation,
Alliance for the Great Lakes and Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council.
Staff from other organizations such as the Sierra Club, Michigan
Environmental Council, Clean Water Action, and PIRGIM will also be on
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