2007-08-09 / News

Program To Focus on Water Levels, Lake Health August 10 in Cedarville

Lake Huron To Be Topic for Georgian Bay Assoc.

Low water levels, invasive species, fish diseases, and other factors impacting the health of Lake Huron are on the agenda for the Friday, August 10, seminar, "Our Middle Lakes Crisis: An Update on Issues, Programs, and Progress" at the Community Center in Cedarville.

The program is free and open to the public, and will start at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, followed by the presentation and a question and answer period at noon.

The program is a follow-up to the Les Cheneaux Islands Association's 2005 meeting with the Georgian Bay Association in Cedarville. This meeting will update the information provided at that meeting, and report progress by the groups.

Mary Muter, vice president and environmental chair of the Georgian Bay Association of Canada, and Bill Bialkowski, director, consulting engineer, and hydrologist for the Georgian Bay Association, will present the water levels update, discuss other key Lake Huron issues, and describe international progress toward a solution, including proposed action to help restore water levels. Aquatic nuisance species and diseases, as well as other threats to the Great Lakes, will be discussed at the meeting.

In addition to the Georgian Bay Association presentation, Bob Smith, environmental chair for the Les Cheneaux Islands Association, will discuss Cedarville Bay water quality and the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council's weevil treatment program to fight Eurasian watermilfoil in Cedarville Bay. The Les CheneauxWatershed Council will be at the event with a booth to provide information and news about watershed activities.

The Les Cheneaux Islands Association and Clark Township Board of Trustees are co-hosting the seminar.

Information can be obtained by calling Mike Mahoney at (906) 484-3531, or Jill Bigler at (906) 484-2990.

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