Step In and Speak Out for the Great Lakes: How Do You Think the Lakes are Doing?

The International Joint Commission (IJC), a Canadian-United States treaty organization that prevents and resolves disputes concerning boundary waters, is interested in your thoughts about the health of the lakes.

The IJC is responsible for monitoring progress to restore and protect the Great Lakes based on goals and objectives Canada and the United States agreed to in the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (Agreement).  They produce a progress report every three years, and we consider this as well as input and advice from our Great Lakes advisory boards and basin residents to determine what’s working well and what needs more attention to ensure the lakes are healthy and thriving. We include our thoughts and key issues raised by the public in our Triennial Assessment of Progress Report, which will be released in spring 2020.

We visited communities around the basin this past summer and fall to hear from residents, and we want to hear from you. The following questionnaire should take about 10 minutes to complete, and will contribute significantly to our overall assessment of progress to restore and protect the lakes. If you’re not sure about an answer, feel free to answer just those questions that you feel comfortable with.

Please share this questionnaire with others to contribute their thoughts, and submit your views by November 30, 2019.

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