Posted September 25, 2017
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Aquatic Resources Specialist, Mark Malchoff, will serve on the Public Advisory Group (PAG) for the International Lake Champlain Richelieu River Study Board (Study Board) of the International Joint Commission (IJC).
The Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Flood Mitigation Study will investigate the causes, impacts, risks, and solutions to flooding in the International Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin. The study will engage in public outreach to share work plans, new information and data, and possible ways forward. The Public Advisory Group will provide advice to the Study Board to best involve the public throughout the five-year process.
The PAG members represent various areas of interest and regions across the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River basin. Malchoff has been working in the Lake Champlain basin since 1999 as an Extension Agent in Plattsburgh for the Lake Champlain Sea Grant program. Malchoff will provide expertise and knowledge in regional aquatic resources needs and problems, as well as connections to many local organizations. The PAG will act as a conduit to the public for the study, to best receive public input and feedback about findings and recommendations for future flood mitigation.
For more information about the study and public involvement, please visit the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River page of the International Joint Commission website: http://ijc.org/en_/LCRR