The Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation is partnering with the International Joint Commission to host a public listening session in the Northland College Alvord Theatre September 25 at 7 p.m.
The International Joint Commission (IJC) is a Canadian-United States treaty organization that seeks to prevent and resolve issues facing the two countries’ boundary waters.
The six new IJC commissioners are currently traveling around the Great Lakes seeking input on water quality concerns. For Lake Superior, they are stopping in Thunder Bay, Duluth, and their last and final session will be in Ashland.
The IJC seeks participants’ views on the progress governments are making to improve and protect the health of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes.
The evening public meeting caps off the International Joint Commission’s day-long visit at Northland College. The Burke Center is facilitating a series of interactive issue briefs for commissioners to learn from faculty, staff, students, regional tribal members, community partners, and agency representatives.