2019 Great Lakes Public Forum

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement calls for the U.S. and Canada to convene the Great Lakes Public Forum once every three years to discuss the state of the lakes and progress made under the Agreement, and to provide an opportunity for public input.

The Forum gives the two Parties an opportunity to update the public on the state of the Great Lakes, progress being made under the Agreement, and the Parties’ science and action priorities for the next three years. Additional topics to be covered at the Great Lakes Public Forum include:

  • Lakewide Management
  • Areas of Concern
  • Nutrients
  • Invasive Species
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Chemicals of Mutual Concern; and
  • Discharges from Vessels

Registration will close on Friday, May 31, 2019

Shoreline Change Forum

Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison and Coastal Management Program host two public forums – October 3 and October 17

This fall, Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison – in partnership with the Coastal Management Program – will host two public forums on Lake Michigan:

This forum will focus on the science behind why the shoreline is changing, as well as some government projects that help us prepare for these changes. Panelists include staff from Illinois State Geological Survey, US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, and Park District of Highland Park.

Water Quality Forum

Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison and Coastal Management Program Host two public forums – October 3 and October 17

This fall, Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison – in partnership with the Coastal Management Program – will host two public forums on Lake Michigan:

This forum will focus on how organizations from the region are working to protect Lake Michigan water quality. Panelists include staff from US Environmental Protection Agency Great Lakes National Program Office, Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, and Alliance for the Great Lakes.