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Risk of Phragmites in the Great Lakes Basin

August 3, 2017 - 2:55 pm

In April, the Great Lakes Ecological Forecasting project based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, published Bogged Down in Phragmites: Assessing Risk in the Great Lakes Basin. The team’s findings on the spread of the invasive plant species Phragmites australis in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence...

Categories: International, News

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail Named Ontario Trail of Distinction

July 31, 2017 - 7:53 am

Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer. Designated one of the five ‘Trails of Distinction” in the...

Categories: National, News

Great Lakes Mayors Call for Leadership from Canada

June 15, 2017 - 11:49 am

At their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal, member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative called for Canadian leadership in protecting the lakes. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration backed out of cutting...

Categories: International, News

Oil Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Region

June 7, 2017 - 11:24 am

Three research papers were recently released that focus on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region. Commissioned by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), the papers address key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region, including the current state of crude oil infrastructure...

Categories: International, News

Modelling the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in Great Lakes

May 29, 2017 - 1:02 pm

Already, 2017 has seen increased vigilance from Canadian provinces with respect to aquatic invasive species (AIS). A new study released earlier this month tracked the spread of AIS in two of the Great Lakes to better understand the spread of aquatic invasive species and offer insights into strategies...

Categories: International, News

Northeast-Midwest Institute on Bi-National Great Lakes Efforts

April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has...

Categories: International, News

63 U.S. Representatives Write Letter for Great Lakes Funding

March 31, 2017 - 9:35 am

United States congressional representatives have appealed directly to the president that he provide $300 million to support the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in response to his proposed budget cuts. Yesterday, a total of 63 U.S. congressional representatives from Minnesota, Wisconsin...

Categories: International, National, News

New President and CAO of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative

March 27, 2017 - 9:56 am

The Board of Directors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) has announced that John Dickert will has been selected to lead the organization as the new president and CAO. Dickert will succeed David Ullrich, who will step down from his position this summer as executive...

Categories: International, News

Great Lakes Mayors Troubled by U.S. Budget Cuts

March 7, 2017 - 3:14 pm

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition of mayors from over 125 cities across the basin representing over 17 million people, expressed deep concern over draft White House budget cuts that would reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 97...

Categories: International, News

Commission Makes Recommendations on Great Lakes Microplastic

February 14, 2017 - 9:43 am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has a released a report and recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States regarding microplastics in the Great Lakes. Citing growing evidence that significant amounts of small pieces of plastic are entering the Great Lakes, the IJC has...

Categories: International, News

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