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 2020 SLRRC members were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on July 16, 2020.
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
John Towndrow, Transition Cornwall+
Keith Leclaire, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Department of Health
Mark Kaddie, Citizen
Michael Fawthrop, City of Cornwall
Marco Vincelli, Citizen
Nick Cox, Citizen
Patricia O’Hara, Great River Network
Richard Pilon, Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Sara Varty, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Stephanie Jaworski, Township of South Glengarry
William Robertson, Citizen
Vacancies: Ontario Power Generation, ALUS Canada*, Cooper Marsh Conservators*, Seaway Valley Divers*, South Lancaster Fish and Game Club*
*New positions in 2020 pending appointment