This Week in the Great Lakes Town Hall . . .
Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,
Each week we invite grassroots activists, artists,
officials, physicians, parents, young people and
others to offer insightful commentary on their Great
Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we also
invite you to comment on their thoughts.
This week, the Great Lakes Town Hall is pleased to
welcome distinguished authors, activists, and Great
Lakes experts Paul Muldoon and Lee Botts. Their
book, Evolution of the Great Lakes Water Quality
Agreement, was just published by the Michigan
State University Press.
About Lee Botts and Paul Muldoon . . .
Lee Botts is founder of the Lake Michigan
now called the Alliance for the
Great Lakes. Botts
considers her continuing role as a mentor to young
persons who care about the environment to be most
important, but the Great Lakes remain her great
passion. She is an activist who has worked for more
than 30 years both inside and outside government to
address crucial national environmental problems.
Currently, Lee is president of the Indiana Dunes
Environmental Learning Center at Lake Michigan, a
public/private partnership between the not for profit
Learning Center and the Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, which provides innovative education
programs for elementary and high school students.
Paul Muldoon is the Executive Director and
Environmental Law Association (CELA).
CELA is a non-profit, public interest organization
established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect
the environment and to advocate environmental law
reforms. It is also a free legal advisory clinic for the
public, and will act at hearings and in courts on
behalf of citizens or citizens? groups who are
otherwise unable to afford legal assistance. CELA
also undertakes additional educational and law reform
projects funded by government and private
foundations. Paul Muldoon is the author of four books
and numerous articles. He is the coeditor of Canadian
Environmental Law Reports.
Don't miss this great opportunity to read and
comment on the views of Paul Muldoon and Lee
Botts in the Great
Lakes Town Hall.
Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes
topic of their choice for five days. While there are
basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited
and diverse views are welcome. If you are interested
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