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Title: Proceedings available from Lake Erie Areas of Concern Summit

Proceedings from Lake Erie Areas of Concern Summit available online at http://glc.org/aocsummits/lakeerie/proceedings.html

The Lake Erie Areas of Concern Summit was held on July 11-12, 2006 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.  The meeting brought together participants from the 12 Lake Erie AOCs to network and enhance communication; review recent developments affecting the AOC program; identify opportunities to expedite progress on key AOC tasks; improve linkages between the AOCs and the Lake Erie LaMP; and consider followup activities that will strengthen collective efforts to restore and protect Lake Erie. 

The program included a mix of presentations from agency staff and technical experts, reports from representatives from the Lake Erie AOCs and the Lake Erie Binational Public Forum, and facilitated discussion. The program provided

Keynote speakers included Murray Charlton, chief of Lake Management Research with Environment Canada’s National Water Research Institute; and David Ullrich, director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

The proceedings include the agenda and participants list; PowerPoint Presentations from the speakers; notes from the discussions; fact sheets on Lake Erie's AOCs; survey responses from local RAP groups on their activities; and a brief overview of key themes and recommendations from the meeting. 

The Lake Erie Areas of Concern Summit was sponsored by the Presque Isle Bay Public Advisory Committee, U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office, the Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and the Great Lakes Commission.

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