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Mayors and Governors Reach Agreement to Improve Water Diversion Application Process

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) announced today it is settling its challenge to the Waukesha Diversion Approval with an agreement to collaborate on improving the review of water diversion applications in the future. The agreement between the Cities Initiative and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River… Read More

New group working with farmers, municipalities to reduce phosphorus in the Thames

The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative is developing innovative tools, practices and technologies to help farmers and municipalities reduce phosphorus and algal blooms in the southwestern Ontario watershed which feeds into Lake Erie. The project was officially launched at a press conference today. “We’re determined to improve the quality of… 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

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors Denounce President Trump’s Withdrawal from Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition representing 130 United States and Canadian mayors and their communities of over 17 million people, strongly denounce the decision of President Trump to back out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.  The decision is short sighted, ill… Read More

Cities Initiative Delegation Attends Great Lakes Days in Washington D.C.

The Cities Initiative and its members participated in force at the 2017 Great Lakes Days in Washington D.C., March 14-16, 2017.  This annual event is an opportunity for the Great Lakes region to inform federal government representatives and agency heads of the region’s priorities.  Cities Initiative members in attendance this… Read More