The federally-funded, internationally acclaimed Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) research station near Vermillion Bay is scheduled for closure in March 2013.

Understanding human impacts on the environment- Acid Rain, Mercury, Phosphates, Climate Change, Fish Farms

Afternoon Presentation and Discussion at the University

Wednesday October 10, 4 pm in Room ATAC 1001 at Lakehead University

Diane Orihel, advocate for the preservation of the ELA, will explain why it is so important to keep this 45-year-old facility open. Her talk will be followed by Bruce Hyer, MP Thunder Bay-Superior North, and then a general discussion.

Evening Panel Discussion at the College

Wednesday October 10, 7:30 pm in Room C-242 Shuniah (Main) Building, Confederation College

Panel discussion with Diane Orihel, Greg Pyle, LU Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Biotechnology and Ecotoxicology, and Bruce Hyer, MP Thunder Bay-Superior North