Schedule: 9:30 – Registration and morning coffee
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Presentations
Stop the Sewage: We watched with dismay and outrage as the City of Montreal dumped 8 billion liters (2.1 billion gallons) of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River. Although an assault on freshwater, it was many miles downstream. But, is it really an uncommon practice? Are other cities dumping sewage upstream of the Upper St. Lawrence? What responsibility do any of us have when we flush? A panel of experts will examine this stinkiest of problems facing freshwater and our River.
Oil and Water Don’t Mix: Continuing a discussion started at last year’s conference, we will have presentations on potential pathways for new, potentially dangerous forms of crude oil through the St. Lawrence River watershed and what steps – legal and practical – can be taken to reduce or prevent the threats they pose.
Updates on the State of the River: Attendees will hear updates on Plan 2014, microbeads, invasives, restoration efforts, educational programs and many of the many activities Save The River is involved in to protect and restore the St. Lawrence and keep it swimmable, fishable and drinkable for generations to come.
4:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception with cash bar.
Conference fee: $50 (includes coffee, lunch, & cocktail reception with light hors d’oeuvres)
RSVP no later than Friday, January 29, 2016 by returning the reservation form to:
Save The River or by calling us at (315) 686-2010.
Save The River has reserved a block of rooms at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel starting at $99 /night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (315) 686-1100. This discount rate is only guaranteed through January 6, 2016.