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IJC Meeting and Agenda October 31-November 2



On this, the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Great Lakes Water
Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States, 

The International Joint Commission invites you to join us ... 

Saturday, November 1st and Sunday, November 2nd, 1997 for
"THE 1997 AGREEMENT PUBLIC FORUM"


... to be held at the Americana Resort and Conference Centre, 8444 Lundy's
Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada



as well as ... 

Saturday Evening, November 1st, 1997 for the
"CELEBRATORY EVENT MARKING THE
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AGREEMENT"


... to be held at the Niagara Falls Convention
and Civic Center, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.



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Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of the
United States and Canada have primary responsibility to restore and protect
the environmental quality of our Great Lakes. The International Joint
Commission has responsibility to evaluate progress and its timeliness.
Central to the Commission's evaluation is advice and insight provided by
the public. A key element is the Agreement Public Forum, to be held
November 1-2, 1997 at the Americana Resort & Conference Centre, Niagara
Falls, Ontario. The Forum culminates the Commission's consultation process
for the current biennial cycle. 

The Agreement Public Forum provides a convenient opportunity for the public
to be heard prior to the Commission formulating advice in its Ninth
Biennial Report to governments to be released in 1998. At this public
meeting, the Commission invites you to express your views on Agreement
progress, encourage action and change, and identify issues and possible
solutions. You are also encouraged to share your vision for future of the
Great Lakes. 

At the forum, governments will report on programs and progress in
fulfillment of their Agreement obligations. To enhance public awareness and
receive feedback, the Commission's Water Quality Board, Science Advisory
Board, International Air Quality Advisory Board and Council of Great Lakes
Research Managers will present issues of interest, based on their
Priorities Report. 

The report on 1995-97 Priorities and Progress Under the Great Lakes Water
Quality Agreement is a consolidated volume of reports by the Commission's
advisory boards and task forces for the 1995-97 reporting cycle.
Highlighted are trends and developments related to the health of the Great
Lakes Basin Ecosystem and its inhabitants. To request a copy, send your
name and address to the International Joint Commission's Great Lakes
Regional Office. 

The Agreement Public Forum is also an opportunity for participants to
network with colleagues and others from around the Great Lakes basin.
Limited exhibit space is available. The preliminary schedule for the forum
is provided below: 

Saturday, November 1, 1997 
9:00 - 9:30 am Report: Product from Great Lakes Roundtable 9:30 - 12:00
noon Governments' Presentation 12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch (on your own) 1:00 -
3:00 pm Public Meeting 3:00 pm Adjourn 

Sunday, November 2, 1997 
9:00 - 11:00 am Commission Presentation 11:00 - 12:30 pm Public Meeting
(continued) 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own) 1:30 - 5:00 pm Public
Meeting (continued) 5:00 pm Adjourn 

For information about accommodations, please contact any of the following
hotels: 
Americana Resort and Conference Centre 1-905-356-8444 toll free:
1-800-263-3508 Ramada Coral Inn Resort 1-905-356-6116 toll free:
1-800-663-6399 Sheraton Fallsview Hotel 1-905-374-1077 toll free:
1-800-267-8439 Sheraton Inn Niagara Falls 1-905-374-4142 toll free:
1-800-263-2566 Old Stone Inn 1-905-357-1234 toll free: 1-800-263-6208
Venture Inn 1-905-358-3293 toll free: 1-800-263-2557 Howard Johnson
1-905-357-4040 toll free: 1-800-565-4656 

For summary information about the Commission's other consultation
activites, visit the Commission's website at: http://www.ijc.org 


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Revised: July 7, 1997
Maintained by Kevin McGunagle, mcgunaglek@ijc.wincom.net 
EAGLE 
Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education
394 Lake Ave. South, #308
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-1828
email: lakes@cp.duluth.mn.us
Debbie Ortman and Jan Conley
Check out our new web sites:
EAGLE: http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~lakes/eagle.html
Great Lakes Women's Leadership Network Project:
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~lakes/
Green Thumb Project (pesticide-free lawns:
http://www.cp.duluth.mn.us/~lakes/grthumb.html