WORKING TOWARD CLEAN & CLEAR
A community conference on the impact of human activity on Lake Huron
Saturday August 11, 2007
8:30am to noon
390 Parson's Court, Goderich
$10 at the door
(includes coffee and refreshments)
Various exhibitors with a focus on protecting the quality of our water and the environment will be available. Please visit exhibitors before, during and following the conference
Nigel Bellchamber, Conference Moderator and member of the Ashfield-Colborne Lakefront Association
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Environmental and Human Health Expert
Over the next century, global mean temperature is predicted to rise 1.4 to 5.8 degrees C relative to 1990. Such a change may not seem significant, but a temperature decrease of 2 to 4 degrees C is enough to bring on a near hemispheric ice age.
This talk explores what warmer temperatures in Canada will mean in terms of ecosystems, human health threats, such as emerging and re-emerging diseases, human settlements, and water resources, and what we must do to be prepared.
Dr. Duncan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto where she teaches medical geography and also teaches corporate social responsibility at the Rotman School of Management, as well as global environmental processes at Royal Roads University. She has completed work, regarding climate change and human health for North America, for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a joint venture of the United Nations.
Pamela Scharfe, Public Health Manager, Huron County Health Unit
Mike McElhone, Volunteer and Member of the Ashfield-Colborne-Lakefront Association
John Gillespie, Past President, Bluewater Shoreline Residents' Association (BSRA)
Dr. Todd Howell, Great Lakes Ecologist, Ministry of the Environment, Water Monitoring and Reporting Section, Surface Water Unit
Deb Shewfelt, Warden, County of Huron, and Mayor of Goderich
Mari Veliz, Healthy Watersheds Coordinator, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
Stacy Burke, Lake Huron Stewardship Guide Coordinator
Phil Beard, Manager, Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Ashfield Colborne Lakefront Association
Bayfield Ratepayers Association
Bluewater Shoreline Residents' Association
Friends of the Bayfield River
Huron County Health Unit
Huron County Clean Water Project
This workshop is for non-farm residents, cottagers and property owners along the Lake Huron shoreline. Come out and learn how you can protect the quality of our groundwater and surface water. The Stewardship Guide is an important tool to help you evaluate your property and to learn what you are doing right, and where you can improve in protecting our water quality.
1pm to 3pm. Lunch will be provided.
Pre-registration required. To register, call: Stacy Burke, 519-235-2610.
(Cancelled due to insufficent pre-registration)