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E-M:/ glwqa calls tonight, tomorrow morning, Thurs afternoon

Dear Great Lakes citizen,

If you would like to hear an update on the Canada-U.S. review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, dial in to repeating calls being held:

-- This evening, Tuesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. EST (6:30 CST)

-- Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m. EST (9:00 CST)

-- Thursday afternoon, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 CST)

All the calls have the same agenda, speakers, and provided information. You are welcome to join more than one call if you wish. You do not need to email us saying which call you plan to be on.

Wednesday morning looks to be crowded, which may reduce your opportunity to ask questions or announce plans, but we have room for as many people as are interested.

To get on any of the calls, dial:

866-374-3942, code 7909472
The agenda is intended to last 1:15, but could go a bit longer (no more than 15 minutes longer) if people have a lot to say about their plans for next steps in the review.

The call agenda is:

--Welcome and summary of the official Canada-U.S. review process (10 minutes)

--Very brief summaries of the draft reports produced by the nine official "Review Working Groups" (20 minutes)

--Brief summary of the draft report of the "Governance and Institutions" Review Working Group. We are dealing with this group separately because the process for creating it was substantially different than for the other working groups (5 minutes)

--Summary of "Promises to Keep," a report on changes needed to the agreement by four basin environmental groups (5 minutes)

--Summary of recommendations for changing the agreement by the International Joint Commission, the official U.S.-Canada agreement watchdog ( 5 minutes)

--Outline of the official review process going forward (5 minutes)

--Discussion of what call participants are planning or hoping to do this year with respect to the agreement (15 minutes)

--Outline of what Great Lakes United is planning to do (5 minutes)

Please forward this message to anyone you think would be interested.

See you on the calls.



Reg Gilbert
Senior Coordinator
Great Lakes United

(716) 362-3152

Home office address:
790 Auburn Ave.
Buffalo, New York, 14222

Headquarters office address:
Buffalo State College, Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York, 14222


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