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Monday June 10th, 2013

Posted at 3:00pm

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The Detroit River Canadian Cleanup initiative presents their 3rd Annual Detroit River Evening on Wednesday June 19th at the Freed-Orman Conference Centre on the University of Windsor campus.

The Detroit River Evening is a free, public event meant to build awareness of and bring attention to the coordinated efforts to improve the Detroit River. Dr. John Howard, an award-winning medical doctor and professor of Paediatrics and leader/founder of the Ecosystem Health Implementation Team at Western University in London, Ontario, will kick off the evening with his keynote address on human and ecosystem health.

“There is an important link between human health and the environment,” explained Natalie Green of the DRCC. “We’re very excited to welcome Dr. Howard to give us a physician’s perspective on human and ecosystem health”.

Dr. Howard is also the Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, an organization committed to advocating for environmental policies that guarantee a sustainable future for many generations to come.

The Detroit River Evening is an annual celebration of the important projects that were completed in the past year to restore, enhance and protect the Detroit River and remove it from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. There is also an opportunity to speak with local representatives that work on issues concerning the Detroit River. Space is limited and registration is required.

The evening starts with a meet and greet at  6:30 pm where light refreshments will be available.  The Keynote Speaker will speak at 7 pm, followed by the annual project review 8:15 pm.  You can register online here.

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