Thursday, April 14 – 7:30 p.m.
South Haven Campus of Lake Michigan College
125 Veterans Blvd., South Haven
The two attributes which define the Great Lakes are quantity, approximately 20% of the Earth’s fresh water, and quality, our “sweet water seas”. In 2015 the Speakers Series hosted author Peter Annin who described the threats of water diversion from the Great Lakes. The 2016 Speakers Series opens with Cameron Davis, the U.S. EPA’s senior advisor for the Great Lakes and Robert Tolpa, a 35-year veteran of EPA and now a South Haven resident. The two gentlemen will describe the workings between the U.S. and Canada to protect water quality, the enormous and surprisingly bi-partisan, federal investment being made to protect the Lakes and a few “war stories” in the fight to keep pollutants out of the water.
Cameron Davis, appointed in 2009, is directing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), now funded at over $1 billion, to restore and protect water quality in the Great Lakes. Robert Tolpa spent much of his career working in enforcement. He will briefly describe the water quality agreements between the U.S. and Canada and describe his efforts to protect the Lakes highlighting the cleanup of Northwest Indiana.
Speakers Series was established for the purpose of informing citizens and stimulating thought about significant issues of the day bringing to our community non-partisan experts not otherwise available to South Haven.
ADMISSION $10 (Includes post-presentation reception with refreshments)
Watch a video of this past event by Dick Brunvand.
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