Today, the International Joint Commission (IJC) has proposed a new plan to balance the needs of people and nature, a plan that benefits hydropower, shipping, hunting and fishing, recreational boating, and shoreline property, while focusing on the health of the Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence ecosystem as a whole. The result will be a thriving lake and river system that enhances property values by generating more fish, more wildlife, more tourism, and better recreation opportunities.
What you can do:
in support of the proposed regulation plan, Bv7.
to the International Joint Commission.
to your elected officials. Find out who your legislators are and how to contact them. Check out templates and information about letters at the bottom of the Q & A page.
Testimonial videos from Plan Bv7 supporters
Watch Bob explain the critical role of muskrats in wetlands.
Why do shoreline property owners support Bv7?
Sportsman Pete describes changes in coastal wetlands since water levels have been regulated, and why he now supports Bv7.
Why have coastal wetlands lost their birders? Watch avid birder Suzanne tell why she supports Plan Bv7.
Watch this short animation to learn more about water level regulation and how Bv7 will help Lake Ontario!
Watch this short animation to learn how coastal wetlands in Lake Ontario are structured by the rising and falling of water levels.
Watch this short animation to learn how Plan Bv7 will take steps to restore the Lake and River after 50 years of environmentally damaging regulation.
Watch this short animation to learn about shoreline building processes and see examples of shoreline building on unregulated Great Lakes.