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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 and Akwesasne. Over the years, SLRRC membership has been made up of federal and provincial government agencies, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 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 2019 SLRRC members were elected at the 2019 AGM held on June 13, 2019.

Chair: Walter Oeggerli, Glengarry Federation of Agriculture

Vice-Chair: Elaine Kennedy, Citizen

Andrew Morley, Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

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

Idalia Milan, Eastern Ontario Health Unit

Jake LaRose, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Jeff Ridal, River Institute

Joe Arthur, Cornwall Lunker Club

Keith Leclaire, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health

Mark Kaddie, Citizen

Michael Fawthrop, City of Cornwall

Nick Cox, Citizen

Patricia O’Hara, Great River Network

Peggy Pyke-Thompson, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Environment Program

Richard Pilon, Raisin Region Conservation Authority

Sara Varty, Environment and Climate Change Canada

William Robertson, Citizen

Vacancies: Township of South Glengarry, Ontario Power Generation, Citizen