“Protecting Water Ecosystems and Empowering Communities in the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes”

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Date(s) - 05/15/2013 - 05/16/2013
All Day

St. Lawrence College Campus


20th annual Symposium on the Great Lakes/St Lawrence River Ecosystem

The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Raisin Region Conservation Authority, is pleased to host its 20th annual international River Symposium on the St. Lawrence River Great Lakes Ecosystem.  The meeting theme highlights the connection between the St. Lawrence, Great Lakes and their watersheds, and the challenges and successes of empowering communities to participate in the restoration and protection of these connected ecosystems. The annual symposium is a key meeting place to bring together stakeholders to understand the issues and challenges facing our precious water resource. Knowledge is the most powerful tool to protecting water ecosystems.

The symposium will explore how we can empower communities to become better stewards of water ecosystems by protecting water, improving wetlands, beaches and nearshore areas, protecting habitats and biodiversity, tracking new chemical threats to our rivers and lakes, and by assessing the need for adaptation to mitigate a warming climate.