Coalition of cities, states, tribes, business, industry and conservation organizations release joint priorities for the Great Lakes

Ahead of Great Lakes Day this week in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and cities, states, and tribes released joint priorities for sustaining Great Lakes restoration and economic revitalization. The coalition presented a joint agenda for the lakes, which serve as the source of drinking… Read More

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change

Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative met at their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing Chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration backed out of cutting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for the remainder of… Read More

The Future of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence on the Agenda for Montréal’s 375th Anniversary

Mayors from 8 states and 2 provinces to meet June 14-16 Montréal, January 13, 2017 – Today, mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s Board of Directors (Cities Initiative) met in Montréal to further strengthen their strategy to address water issues and to prepare the next important mayors’… Read More

Cities Initiative’s Ullrich Featured on Areas of Concern Panel

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Executive Director, Dave Ullrich, along with Wendy Carney of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chris McLaughlin of the Bay Area Restoration Council, and Jon Gee of Environment and Climate Change Canada were featured on a panel about the Great Lakes Areas of Concern… Read More

Lake-Specific Webinars

The U.S. EPA and Environment Canada will hold lake-specific webinars during the first week of September to inform stakeholders of issues and management plans in each of the five Great Lakes. These webinars are part of outreach efforts from the Annex 2 subcommittee of the Great Lakes Executive Committee (GLEC)…. Read More

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2015 Annual Meeting: Sarnia/Lambton County, Ontario

The Cities Initiative was honored to welcome Premier Kathleen Wynne as the keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting and Conference. At the 2015 Annual Meeting, the Cities Initiative addressed several key issues, most notably: Endorsed the Western Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which supports a 40% reduction in phosphorus entering… Read More