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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate changeGroup photo of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors

June 15, 2017  Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative met at their annual meeting and conference in Montreal this week. Hosted by outgoing Chair Mayor Denis Coderre, the group of mayors discussed policies to protect the Great Lakes – the largest freshwater source in the world.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is a coalition of 130 cities from the United States and Canada representing over 17 million people who work together for the long term protection and restoration of the resource. The mayors work closely with state, provincial, federal, tribal, first nation, metis, industry, and non-government representatives from across the basin to protect, restore, and sustain one of the largest freshwater resources in the world.

Flooding across Great Lakes cities this spring shows that cities really are on the front lines of climate change and protecting our water sources. As a board member of the Cities Initiative, I’m proud of the leadership role our cities are taking to protect our Great Lakes, the greatest fresh water source in the world.

For more details information about the organzation and the resolutions we passed at the conference, visit www.glslcities.org