RCPAG Rule Curve Meetings Notice, July 26-28, 2016

30 Jun 2016 6:56 PM | Anonymous

Dear RLC Members and Friends,

The IJC’s Rainy-Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Review Study Board (RNLRCSB) is holding a series of six public meetings in July. The Board would like to share with the public the results of their modelling efforts to date and receive feedback. The tentative schedule and locations for the meetings are as follows:

Date: RNLRCSB/RCPAG Public Meeting, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 7:00 pm
Location #1: Rainy River Recreation Centre -302 Broadway Ave, Rainy River, ON
Loocation #2 Kabetogama Lake Community Centre, 9707 Gamma Rd., Kabetogama, MN

Date: RNLRCSB/RCPAG Public Meeting, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 7:00 pm
Location #3: Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung (Rainy River First Nations Interpretive Center), Stratton ON
Location #4: Rainy River Community College Theatre - 1051 Hwy. 71, International Falls, MN

Date: RNLRCSBRCPAG Public Meeting, Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 pm
Location #5: Nigigoonsiminikaaning [Red Gut] First Nation, RoundHouse
Location #6: Crane Lake Chapel - 7399 Handberg Rd., Crane Lake, MN

The purpose of the IJC’s Rainy-Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Review Study Board is to provide the IJC with scientifically supported recommendations for the modification or retention of the 2000 Rainy and Namakan Lakes rule curves. For more information on the Rule Curve Review Board, please go to:

http://ijc.org/en_/RNLRCSB

or for more information contact: Kelli Saunders, Study Manager at: saundersk@ottawa.ijc.org.

Please note also, re: RCPAG

The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced the membership of the Rainy-Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Review Public Advisory Group (RCPAG) on Feb 16, 2016.

The 28 member advisory group has representation from both Canada and the United States, on Rainy River, Rainy Lake and the Namakan chain of lakes. Members come from lake property associations, hydro power, recreational guides, house boat rental companies, First Nations and tribes, local government, recreational boaters and environmental and conservation organizations.

The role of the RCPAG is to provide public input into the rule curves study and to distribute information about the study to their communities. The RCPAG will also review and comment on study board reports and advise the study board on the responsiveness of the study process to public concerns.

RLC board member Paul Anderson is a member of the RCPAG. Messages for Paul can be send to: info@rainylakeconservancy.org

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