SOS Ottawa Chapter at Great St. Lawrence River Roundtable Saturday, March 4th

Date: 
March 4, 2017 - 8:30am - 3:00pm

The Ottawa Chapter will have a booth at the Great St. Lawrence River Roundtable.

Saturday, March 4th

Great St. Lawrence
River Roundtable
Saturday, March 4th
Morning Workshop (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) / River Showcase & Documentary (1pm - 3 pm)
OPG St. Lawrence Power Development Visitor Centre (2500B 2nd St West, Cornwall)

Morning Session (River Workshop)
On Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm the Upper St. Lawrence Protection Network will host a free Morning Workshop with River partners from 3 nations to look at our Great Waterway and assemble ideas on what we need to do to protect River health.
The St. Lawrence River is the basis of our quality of life and our economy. It is our natural capital. It defines our geography, biology and cultural heritage. We cherish and respect its power and splendour. We all have an interest in the health of the River and how it affects the environment because it influences the health, economic and social values of each of us. A Continental Breakfast will be served. Special presentations will be made on new invasive fish species in the St. Lawrence River and on protecting fish and wildlife habitat and against shoreline erosion. Come and provide your thoughts and share your vision for this Great River.
Topics for Discussion:
· What Should Be Our Focus for the River Over the Next Few Years?
· What Kind of Activities / Projects Might Be Undertaken?
· Who Should Be Involved?

To attend the Morning Workshop, Please RSVP by e-mailing 613-936-6620 (ext. 229) or e-mail Karen Cooper at kcooper@riverinstitute.ca by March 1st (4 pm)

Afternoon Session (River Showcase & Cleanup Documentary Film)
The afternoon is open to the general public and features a River Showcase & the Cornwall premiere of the short documentary featuring the Great St. Lawrence Cleanup of 2016 entitled “A Great River Runs Through Us” with showings at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. To that end, we are looking for booths from organizations that support a more drinkable, fishable, swimmable, and sustainable St. Lawrence River. Join us and showcase how you are connecting to the Great River. Booth participation is free and open to environmental, recreational and/or fishing groups, agencies, Conservation Authorities and Areas, eco-tourism areas, marinas, and River partners. If you would like to participate, please fill out the attached registration form and return it to Karen Cooper at kcooper@riverinstitute.ca. by March 1st (4 pm.). If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me

Contact: 
John Ratcliffe

Location

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Visitor Centre in Cornwall Cornwall , ON
Canada