Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC)

What is the BPAC?

The St. Marys River Bi-National Public Advisory Council (BPAC) was created on November 13, 1988.  It is a stakeholder’s group, and members include citizens, property owners, tribes, elected officials, health units, municipal staff, and university staff from both Canada and the United States.  BPAC was formed to assist government agencies that are responsible for preparing a Remedial Action Plan (RAP) for the St. Marys River Area of Concern (AOC).  Specifically, BPAC informs the agencies about public views and opinions regarding the clean-up of the St. Marys River AOC and advocates for projects that achieve the restoration goals.  BPAC is dedicated to ensuring that the river water quality and the ecosystem are improved and protected for all users of the river.