The 25th Annual Winter Environmental Conference will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Clayton Opera House, Clayton, New York. Each year the conference provides attendees the opportunity to hear from and engage with knowledgeable and recognized speakers about topics of significance to the health of the St. Lawrence River.
The upcoming anniversary conference will feature two women with unique and critical perspectives on the current and future uses and protection of the River.
Betty Sutton, is the tenth Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. Since being sworn in August 2013, Administrator Sutton has traveled the length of the Seaway meeting with a range of stakeholders. She has spoken frequently about the need to balance the economic interests of the shippers, industries and ports who use the Seaway with the environmental impact of those uses on the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes.
Maude Barlow, is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and founder of The Blue Planet Project. She is the recipient of numerous environmental awards and has served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. Ms. Barlow is the author of the international bestseller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water and, more recently Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever, considered a call to action to create a water-secure world.
Additional speakers will update attendees on emerging science about water quality issues in the Great Lakes and River, and share news about critical River fisheries and Save The River’s In the Schools program.
Conference Details: (Full Agenda to follow)
9:30 – Registration and morning coffee
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Winter Environmental Conference
4:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception, cash bar and silent auction
$40 Registration includes coffee, lunch, and cocktail reception with light hors d’oeuvres
Registration is open until January 31, 2014
To register call 315-686-2010 or download the invitation, fill out your information and mail to Save The River: 409 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624