As you may know, the Great Lakes Water levels have been in decline for several years. Georgian Bay is no different; and we firmly believe in the importance of organizations such as Restore Our Water International, Stop the Drop and others who are dedicated to advocating for our Bays and Lakes so they are here for future generations to enjoy & for the wildlife who depend on them.
Below is an invitation from Restore Our Water International to an information event on August 16th that we thought would be of interest to you.
Attend a Special Meeting on Saturday Aug 16, 8AM Thornbury,
OR Saturday August 16, 4PM, Collingwood
YES WE CAN with your help!
Water levels are up, but the wolf is still at the door
Continued work is required to get our governments to finally meet the terms of their outstanding agreement to restore Georgian Bay water levels.
THINGS LOOK BETTER THAN THEY REALLY ARE
We still have a crisis of water levels on Georgian Bay. The record precipitation does not end the problem. The potential crisis can be avoided.
-why the 2014 water level ‘increase’ is a blip
-the man-made causes of reduced water levels
-solutions proposed by ROWI, the International Joint Commission and others
-latest progress in Washington
-next steps towards action
-how you can help
ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ONE-HOUR MEETINGS
SATURDAY AUG 16 AT: Harbourside Pavilion, Thornbury Harbour, 8-9AM
ph 519-599-3131 Ext 254
SATURDAY, Aug 16 AT: Mountain Springs Resort & Conference Centre, 4-5PM
796468 Grey Road 19 (Beside Toronto Ski Club)
HOST: ROWI (Restore Our Water International) a group of US and Canadian volunteers committed to saving the middle Great Lakes for future generations
SPEAKER: Roger Gauthier, Chair, ROWI.
MORE INFORMATION: Joe Hayward ph 705-443-8684 or click on the email icon below
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE INFORMED AND HELP RESTORE OUR WATER
It can be done, and we have the strongest international team to convince governments to do it. We must do this for our children, grandchildren and all the wildlife that depends on the Great Lakes.
IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND, YOU CAN STILL HELP
We want you to be there. If you can not, you can help ROWI to convince the governments to act on the latest IJC recommendations by sending your contribution to:
Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Great Lakes Section,
One Nicholas Street, Suite 1510
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Americans can now donate to ROWI and receive an IRA tax receipt by donating to the Tides Foundation and indicating the funds are for ROWI. Please contact Mary Muter firstname.lastname@example.org for the form for Tides US donations.