The first meeting of the newly constituted TMACOG Water Quality Council is November 4, at 2 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza, just outside TMACOG offices. Members of the Water Quality Council and its committees are asked to arrive by 1:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet opportunity. The event will include keynote speakers from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Professionals working in water resource management, elected officials, water plant operators, park officials, conservancy groups, and people concerned with actions directed toward safe and healthy Lake Erie are invited to attend.
William Creal of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Karl Gephardt of the Ohio EPA will be keynote speakers at the inaugural meeting of TMACOG’s Water Quality Council, discussing public policies geared toward improving water quality in Lake Erie. A panel discussion following the keynotes featuring the leadership of TMACOG’s water quality sub-committees will focus on the role of local governments in protecting the lake and what policies TMACOG’s program committees should consider.
This is the first meeting of the Water Quality Council and an introduction to new sub-committees. TMACOG members have re-structured the environmental department to directly focus on water quality initiatives in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The sub-committees are:
- Public Water Supply
- Stormwater Coalition
- Regional Water Planning
There is no charge to attend but please call to register: Joy Minarcin 419.241.9155 ext. 128.
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