What is the St. Lawrence River Restoration Council?
The St. Lawrence River Restoration Council (SLRRC) was formed in 1998 in order to oversee and address identified ecological challenges or Beneficial Use impairments (BUIs) that have been identified within the St. Lawrence River Area of Concern at Cornwall. Over the years, SLRRC membership has been made up of federal and provincial government agencies, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA), the municipalities of Cornwall and South Glengarry, the River Institute and other local environmental groups, and industry. Designates and citizen members are elected to the Council annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Who are the current SLRRC members?
The 2020-2021 SLRRC members were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on July 16, 2020.
Chair: Marco Vincelli, Citizen
Vice-Chair: Elaine Kennedy, Citizen
Abraham Francis, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program
Benoit Lebeau, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
Chris Moran, Citizen
Dale Phippen, Citizen
Dorothy Hamilton, Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Chapter of the Ontario Woodlot Association
Emma Tahirali, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Idalia Milan, Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Jake LaRose, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Jeff Ridal, River Institute
Joe Arthur, Cornwall Lunker Club
Joff Cote, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
John Towndrow, Transition Cornwall+
Mark Kaddie, Citizen
Michael Fawthrop, City of Cornwall
Nick Cox, Citizen
Patricia O’Hara, Great River Network
Richard Pilon, Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Sara Varty, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Shawna Rousseau, Glengarry Fish and Game Club
Stephanie Jaworski, Township of South Glengarry
William Robertson, Citizen
Wilson Smirle, ALUS Canada
Vacancies: Ontario Power Generation, Cooper Marsh Conservators, Seaway Valley Divers, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health