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Lorain’s Black River Summit
March 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Celebrate the progress of Lorain’s Black River at the first Black River Advisory Committee, held with Lorain County, City of Lorain and the LoCo Yaks are proud to announce the first annual Black River Summit being held at the Lorain Palace Theater.
In the early 1980s the river was sick, it was known as the River of Fish Tumors. Children were told not to play in the water and no one used the river for recreation. In the past 10 years, approximately $20 million has been spent cleaning up the river, which feeds Lake Erie. Now Lorain County residents have a beautiful ribbon of recreation on which to kayak, fish, lounge and bird watch.
Event speakers include:
- Tinka Hyde Director of the U.S. EPA’s Great Lakes National Program Office in Chicago.
- Kenosha, Wisconsin, Mayor John Antaramian
- Russ Gibson from the Ohio EPA Nonpoint Source Section Manager in the Division of Surface Water