County calls public discussion of Great Lakes water levels ‘successful’

The County of Lambton is closing the books on a successful public forum which addressed the future of Great Lakes water levels.  Nearly 100 people attended the day-long session at the Holiday Inn in Point Edward on Tuesday.

Attendees heard from Gordon Walker, Canadian Commissioner, International Joint Commission (IJC) regarding the IJC’s recommendations dated April 15, 2013.  Additional views were presented by Patrick Donnelly, Coastal Resource Manager, Lake Huron Coastal Conservation Centre; Dick Hibma, Chair, Conservation Ontario; and Dr. Dean Jacobs, Walpole Island First Nation.  Desired outcomes, potential areas of focus, and next steps were among the items discussed in the afternoon public feedback session.

“The County is pleased with the number of people who attended the event,” said Warden Todd Case.  “Those in attendance were presented with the opportunity to provide their perspectives, better positioning the southwestern Ontario region to advocate to related authorities on both sides of the border.”

The forum was facilitated by Bryan Boyle of Bryan Boyle & Associates.  A summary of the session will be made available on the County’s website, www.lambtononline.ca.

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