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GLIN==> last water agreement update call today

Dear Great Lakes citizen,

Taking place today is the last of this week's three repeating calls to update people on the Canada-U.S. review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

The call is being held:

Today, Thursday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. EST (1:00 p.m. CST)

To get on the call, dial:

866-374-3942, code 7909472

The call is intended to last an hour and fifteen minutes, but could go up to an hour and a half if people have a lot to say about their plans for next steps in the review.

The call agenda is:

--Summary of the official Canada-U.S. review process (10 minutes)

--Very brief summaries of the draft reports finalized in December by the nine official "Review Working Groups" (25 minutes)

--Brief summary of the draft report of the "Governance and Institutions" Review Working Group, finalized last month (5 minutes)

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

--Summary of last year's recommendations by the U.S.-Canada International Joint Commission, the official agreement watchdog ( 5 minutes)

--What Great Lakes United is planning to do related to the agreement (5 minutes)

--What call participants are planning to do related to the agreement (15 minutes)

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

See you on the call.



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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