Making Waves
June 14th, 2016
In this edition of Making Waves:
We are excited to announce that Detroit Public Television will be livestreaming the 2016 Cities Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference on Thursday and Friday, June 16th and 17th. Visit to watch the livestream and view the schedule for Thursday and Friday. The meeting will feature panel sessions on:
  • Safe Drinking Water
  • Climate Change
  • Nutrients in Lake Erie
  • Green Urbanism
  • Phragmites Management

We look forward to seeing many of you in-person in Niagara Falls!

Welcome, Simcoe County, ON!
We are excited to announce that Simcoe County, Ontario, under the leadership of Warden Gerry Marshall, has joined the Cities Initiative as its 123rd member municipality. We look forward to working with you! View a map of all Cities Initiative members here.

Please join the 123 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative members in protecting and restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River by clicking  here for a membership application.  If you are already a member, please encourage your neighboring communities to join, and be sure to renew your membership when you receive your notice.  

If your municipality would like to share news with the Cities Initiative, please email information to Laura Bretheim at