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Goderich Mayor Calls For More Environmental Awareness

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  
Mayor John Grace commented in the wake of the International Joint Commission's recent forum

The Mayor of Goderich believes it's important that the environmental concerns of locals be heard by the International Joint Commission.

The IJC held a public forum at the Columbus Centre recently, as part of its three-year update of the 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States.

Mayor John Grace says it's important for local governments and individuals to stay focused on issues that can affect water quality in Lake Huron.

The Commission heard that factors like agricultural runoff in rivers and streams can have a negative effect on the lake, along with other issues like plastic garbage and algal blooms.

Grace stresses that locals must be what he calls "collaborators and influencers" in making sure Lake Huron water remains viable for future generations.

He calls on all local residents and landowners to be more tuned in to environmental issues that affect the future of Goderich and Huron County.

The International Joint Commission is a non-governmental organization that oversees stewardship of rivers and lakes that cross the Canada-US border.

The IJC is not tied to any federal government department, either in Ottawa or Washington DC.

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