Cornwall.ca — Residents will be able to learn more about the City of Cornwall’s numerous environmental programs and initiatives at the upcoming River Rendezvous at Aultsville Hall.
The free event, which is taking place Thursday, May 16th from 9 am to 3 pm, will provide a forum for members of the public to learn about local waterways and the environment. There will be guest speakers, workshops and displays from a variety of local organizations. The event is being hosted by the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Raisin Region Conservation Authority.
The City of Cornwall’s Environmental Services Division will be on hand to provide information on the City’s recycling, composting and voluntary water meter programs and to also highlight the ongoing upgrade to the City’s wastewater treatment plant.
Other organizations that will be exhibiting include the Ministry of the Environment, the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the St. Lawrence College Green Team, the Remedial Action Plan for the St. Lawrence River, the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Ontario Power Generation and Transition Cornwall +.
Some of the guests on hand leading talks and workshops include Meredith Brown from Ottawa Riverkeeper; Reno Viola, well known Canadian fishing celebrity; and Brian Gilvesy, Canadian farming pioneer.
For a full list of exhibitors, guest speakers and workshops, please click here.
The River Rendezvous is part of the River Institute’s 20th Annual River Conference, taking place May 15th and 16th at St. Lawrence College. Over 200 people are expected to attend the first day of the conference, and organizers are hoping even more will attend the community portion on May 16th.