Citizens, advocates, and all those interested in reducing mercury pollution in St. Louis River so that fish are safe for human consumption are invited to attend this public forum. The program will include a Science & History Panel, which will provide key information on the problem of mercury in the St. Louis River; a Policy Panel, with representatives for the US Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Natural Resources, Fond du Lac, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; and a Peoples’ Congress, which will involve the audience to identify priorities in cleaning up the St. Louis River.
All members of the public are welcome to attend. There is no advance registration required and the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and educational displays will be available. Support for this event is provided by the Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation.
Protecting the Public from Mercury in the St. Louis River Forum
September 18, 2014, 5 – 9 pm (Open House from 5-6)
Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN
5:00 Open House with displays, refreshments in mezzanine area
6:00 Program Begins
Welcome, by Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Science and History Panel: Moderator Kristin Larsen; Panelists: Len Anderson; Gary Glass, PhD.; Dr. Sue Nordin
Policy Panel: Moderator Rich Staffon; Panelists: US EPA: Peter Swenson, Watershed and Wetlands Branch Chief; Wisconsin DNR: Cherie Hagen, Lake Superior & Water Resources Supervisor; Fond du Lac: Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator; MPCA: Shannon Lotthammer, Director, Environmental Analysis and Outcomes Division
Peoples’ Congress: 30 minutes of open mic will be followed by a facilitated discussion with the goal at arriving at priorities and action steps for clean up in the St. Louis River.
There is no advance registration required and the event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership. Participating organizations include:
Clean Water Action
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Friends of the Cloquet Valley State Forest
Izaak Walton League Minnesota Division
McCabe Chapter Izaak Walton League
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Save Lake Superior Association
Save Our Sky Blue Waters
Sierra Club North Star