The Delisting of the St. Clair River

After celebrating our third anniversary last month, I think it is safe to say that Green Drinks Sarnia is a staple of the downtown core. Each month our environmental discussion group explores trending topics in a relaxed atmosphere at 100 Christina Street N.

The topic for October is “The Delisting of the St. Clair River” Our discussion leaders for the evening will be Brenda Lorenz and Darrell Randall of “Friends of the St. Clair River” (Canada Chapter).

In 1987, the International Joint Commission identified 43 rivers and lakes in the Great Lakes system that had severe environmental problems in need of restoration. These problems are known as “Areas Of Concern”. Each issue is called impairment, and each impairment has a set of goals to be met in order for it to be removed from the listing.

As a result of this finding, dozens of partners formed the St. Clair River Bi-National Public Advisory Council to address these environmental impairments and restore the health of the river with their ultimate outcome being the delisting of the St. Clair River from the an area of concern.

Please join us at Green Drinks Sarnia on Wednesday, October 12 at 100 Christina Street N. as we discuss what work has been done on both Canadian and American sides (Two separate but affiliated groups), what is being worked on right now, and what impairments are left to tackle.

As always, Green Drinks Sarnia is free to attend and we provide some snacks from the menu of the “One Tomato Food Works” grade seven local and healthy cooking classes here in Lambton County. Beer and wine are also available to purchase.