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Grand Valley State to host Great Lakes meeting Aug. 1

Release Date: 7/26/2005
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CONTACT: Phillippa Cannon, (312) 353-6218

For Immediate Release
No. 05-OPA125

CHICAGO (July 26, 2005) — Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids will host the second of six public meetings for people to comment on the Draft Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes on Aug. 1 in the Loosemore Auditorium, De Vos Center, 401 W. Fulton St., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The plan may be viewed at

The plan was prepared by the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, a partnership of federal, state, and local governments, tribes and other interested parties to work on Great Lakes environmental and natural resource issues. The collaboration was formed as a result of an executive order signed by President Bush.

Although there will be an opportunity to speak and make comments at the meeting, only written comments will be considered. They may be submitted in three ways: offered at one of the public meetings, submitted via the Web site, or mailed to: Comments Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, c/o U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. (G-17J), Chicago, IL 60604-3511 The deadline for comments is Sept. 9, 2005.

For more information contact Nancy Guiden, EPA, at (312) 353-5006,, or David Ullrich, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Northeast Midwest Institute, at (312) 201-4516,

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