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Title: Waterkeeper & City Councilwoman Sandy Bihn This Week on Great Lakes Town Hall
This Week in the Great Lakes Town Hall . . .
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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 Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper and Oregon, OH City Councilwoman, Sandy Bihn. As you'll see from the bio below, Sandy is involved in many Great Lakes issues. Don't miss this chance to read a new essay from Sandy every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!

About Sandy Bihn . . .

Sandy Bihn became Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper in 2004. Elected to the City Council of Oregon, Ohio in 2005, Sandy is also the former finance director for the city. She led the city team that changed Oregon?s logo to ?Oregon on the Bay? from a chemical beacon. She established HELP, a grassroots organization, to help limit out of state waste dumping and migration of hazardous waste to Lake Erie, and was active in establishing the city?s recycling program.

Sandy serves as Western Lake Erie Sierra Club Conservation Chair; as a board member of Ohio Citizen Action, as a board member Duck and Otter Creek Watershed, on the advisory committee of the Maumee Area of Concern remedial action plan, and numerous other committees and projects. She serves as Executive Director of the Maumee Bay Association and president of the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society.

The Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper designated area includes the Western Basin of Lake Erie, beginning at the Ohio line of the Maumee River, extending to Sandusky/Point Pelee in Lake Erie. Sandy?s waterkeeper work is affiliated with the Water Alliance, whose president is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr

In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue each week. This week co-moderator Dave Dempsey turns his eye toward the New Great Lakes Economy: "In light of recent Great Lakes restoration proposals, some would say reorienting the economy to create jobs while conserving the ecosystem is the most important part of the strategy, but details are few. Is there anyone out there who can put specifics behind the vision?"

Don't miss this great opportunity to read and comment on our featured issue - the New Great Lakes Economy - and the views of our guest speaker, Sandy Bihn, 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 in serving as a guest speaker, please reply to this email.

Your Great Lakes Neighbor,

Jeffrey Potter
Jeffrey Potter
Biodiversity Project's Great Lakes Town Hall

phone: (608) 250-9876

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