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Media Advisory

State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC)

OTTAWA, Ont. -- August 29, 2011 -- Media representatives are advised that top researchers and decision-makers from government, industry, academics and environmental groups are set to meet at the ninth State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC), October 26-27 in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Jointly hosted by Environment Canada and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, SOLEC is the leading binational science-based Great Lakes conference. SOLEC presents and discusses the current ecological state of the Great Lakes. This year’s theme is “Linking Land to the Lakes,” with conference presentations focusing on land-based issues that impact water quality and the health of the Great Lakes.

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To inquire about media registration, please contact the SOLEC steering committee at:

Event: State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC)
Date: Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time:   8:30 a.m. (EST)
Location: 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, Pennsylvania, 16507

For more information, please contact:

Environment Canada
Media Relations

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