International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board 2020 Virtual Public Meeting

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Description

The International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board invites you to attend a virtual meeting with the Board on October 2nd, 2020 at 12:45pm Central Time (1:45pm Eastern Time).

 

To participate in this virtual meeting please RSVP via Eventbrite by September 30th, 2020. Details
about how to participate in the virtual meeting will be provided closer to the meeting date.

 

This meeting is an opportunity to hear about the activities of the Board and its Committees, ask questions, and express concerns.

 

Following the meeting with the Board you are invited to stay online for an agency update. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada will be speaking about the work underway by their respective agencies to address toxic and nuisance algae in the watershed.

 

All are welcome! Please circulate this invitation to others who may be interested.

 

 

The International Joint Commission formed the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board to assist with binational coordination of water quality efforts for the entire boundary watershed and to coordinate the management of the water levels and flows on Rainy and Namakan lakes and the Rainy River. Further information on the International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board is available at http://ijc.org/en_/RLWWB

 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) monitors environmental quality, offers technical and financial assistance, and enforces environmental regulations. The agency finds and cleans up spills or leaks that can affect our health and environment. Staff develop statewide policy, and support environmental education. https://www.pca.state.mn.us/about

 

Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations. https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change.html

 

 

Agenda

 

DRAFT AGENDA

International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board Public Meeting

  • Intro to the International Joint Commission
  • Board Membership
  • Area of Focus and Mandate
  • Board Operations
  • Board Activities
  • Questions or Comments

5 Minute Break

Agency Update Public Meeting

  • Update from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on the Lake of the Woods Total Maximum Daily Loads Study
  • Questions or Comments
  • Update from Environment and Climate Change Canada on the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Science Plan
  • Questions or Comments
Board
International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Board