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Lakeshore mayor joins Great Lakes initiative

Windsor | News – October 25, 2023 by:  Mark Brown – The mayor of Lakeshore has been named to a group of elected officials working on Great Lakes sustainability issues.  Read article.

Ontario mayor calls for coordinated action on coastal resilience from province, feds

ONTARIO, CBC News – September 5, 2023 – Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara wants to see upper levels of government launch a coastal resiliency study for the Great Lakes.  A southwestern Ontario mayor says the provincial and federal governments need to follow in the footsteps of the United States and initiate… Read More

Johnson speaks at annual ‘Cities Initiative’ climate change conference

CHICAGO – Wednesday marked the 20th anniversary of the annual meeting of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence “Cities Initiative.”  Leaders from over 230 member cities across the United States and Canada, including Chicago, gathered to discuss pressing environmental issues affecting the Great Lakes region.  View video

Most communities in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin will spend up to $10 million over the coming years to protect their coastlines

CHICAGO, May 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s most recent annual survey of cities, villages and other local jurisdictions in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin shows that the majority of communities will spend an additional $1 million to $10 million between now and 2026 to make their… Read More