news Articles & publications



  • Click here for more on the Mayors' Great Lakes Action Plan released May 5, 2009 in Toronto.


  • Information on Great Lakes Seaway Ballast Water Summary (2009)


  •  Bi-national Planning and Water Stewardship at the Regional Municipality of Niagara report (October 2, 2008)


  • Click here to see the Town of The Blue Mountains Resolution on plastic bottled water (October, 2007)

  • Click here to see the latest on municipal actions regarding the BP Whiting refinery and increased pollution into Lake Michigan

  • From Rust to Blue: Jobs, the Economy, and Great Lakes Restoration, a Michigan Land Use Institute Special Report (September 2007)
  •   Testing the Waters 2007: Swimming in the Great Lakes, a report by the National Resources Defense Council (September 2007)
  •   America’s North Coast: A Benefit-Cost Analysis of a Program to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes, Researched and Written by John C. Austin, Soren Anderson, Paul N. Courant, and Robert E. Litan (September 2007) 
  • Read about the late President Andreé P. Boucher
  • Click here to view Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell's video question for the CNN/You Tube Republican Debate
  • Marquette, MI City Commission Resolution regarding BP Whiting Refinery (August 13, 2007)

  • Highland Park, IL City Council resolution regarding BP Whiting Refinery increased pollution to Lake Michigan (July 23, 2007)
  •  H. Con. Res. 187, regarding the increase pollution to Lake Michigan by BP, was approved by the US House of Representatives (July 25, 2007)

  • Radio clip from Paul McDonald, AM800 CKLW Radio, Windsor, Ontario regarding the BP Refinery (July 24, 2007)
  • GLSLCI Letter to the Editor of the Chicago Tribune regarding BP Whiting Refinery (July 20, 2007)
  • Windsor Star article on City of Windsor Water Infrastructure Project (May 11, 2007)
  • The Great Lakes: An Analysis of Federal Specific,

  • Kingston, Ontario Whig-Standard editorial on GLSLCI membership (February 14, 2007)


  • Mayor Rigby Receives the first His Worship Timothy Rigby Award for Local Leadership in Protecting and Restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River (July 2006)

  • Remarks of the Honourable Laurel Broten, Ontario's Minister of Environment (April 2006)
  • Hegewisch Marsh Receives Grants for Restoration (February 2006)


  • MIT Honors Mayor Richard M. Daley for Greening Chicago (March 30, 2005)
  • Canadian Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River mayors chart a course for the care of the world's largest freshwater system (March 2005)


  •   Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Meeting in Chicago, IL (December 3, 2004).
    • Remarks of Governor Jim Doyle, Governor of Wisconsin
    • Tribal Presider's Comments - Chairman Frank Ettawageshik, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians

  •  Greening the Heartland 2005: Cost, Practice and Policy. Presented by the City of Chicago, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council 's Chicago and Other Regional Heartland Chapters.


  • Governor Taft's remarks at the Great Lakes Cities Initiative Winter Meeting (December 12, 2003)