NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO VOICE YOUR OPINION!
The public comment period on a new, modern water level plan closes this Friday, August 30th.
It is Critical that You Show Your Support for Plan 2014 – The IJC Needs to Hear from You!
► The International Joint Commission is accepting comments until August 30th. You can submit your comment in support of Plan 2014 on its website.
It doesn’t have to be lengthy or eloquent. It can be as simple as “I Support Plan 2014 and believe it should be implemented now.”
We have put together information to help you voice your support for Plan 2014 including sample comments.
Fifty years of human-regulated water levels have significantly altered the St. Lawrence River’s natural processes, damaging the environment by reducing habitat diversity, decimating populations of key native species, shortening our recreational boating season and harming our tourism-based economy.
After years of study and public input the International Joint Commission has put forward a modern approach. Plan 2014 will achieve a balance of benefits for all interests by taking into account the needs of the River and Lake Ontario ecosystem for the first time. When implemented, it will begin to reverse the damage caused by 50 years of destructive regulation, and allow the River and Lake to once again thrive. For more details about Plan 2014 visit Save The River and the International Joint Commission websites.
Many of you are veterans of this fight – we’ve been here before. Over the past year many of you have added your calm voices to the public information sessions, and your signatures on our petition and sign-on letters to the IJC and Governor Cuomo. Those expressions of support – almost 10,000 strong – have gotten us to this point. We now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our coastal ecosystems and improve the health of our River and Lake. But the opponents of any change, although fewer in number, are very vocal in their opposition.
Add your voice to the many others who have already spoken out in support of restoration of the Lake and River ecosystem.
. . . because we all have a place on the water.