The strength of the St. Clair-Detroit River System Initiative emanates from the collective contributions of the partners. Partners contribute to the initiative in a number of ways including providing leadership and guidance, assisting with administration, and coordinating and conducting research. A new Partnership Agreement was developed in the winter of 2014. The table below is a list of those partners who have signed the new Agreement. Below are the partner entities that provide leadership on the Steering Committee and other Supporting Organizations.

Name Organization
Susan Doka, Co-Chair Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Mary Bohling Michigan Sea Grant
Michelle Selzer Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Jim Francis Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Vacant Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Rich Drouin Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Hal Harrington U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jim Boase, Chair U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Kurt Newman U.S. Geological Survey
Rose Ellison U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Li Wang International Joint Commission
Sandra Kok Environment Climate Change Canada
Richard Wyma (Katie Stammler) Essex Region Conservation Authority
Dale Burkett Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Terry Heatlie National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Ted Briggs Ontario Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change

New SCDRS Partnership Agreement Signatories are currently being solicited! Please contact Jim Boase, SCDRS Initiative Chair, at for more information.

Member Date Signed
University of Toledo 4/18/2014
Wayne State University 4/25/2014
Michigan Sea Grant 4/25/2014
Great Lakes Fishery Commission 4/28/2014
The Nature Conservancy 5/21/2014
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 7/13/2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7/17/2014
USGS – Great Lakes Science Center 7/21/2014
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 7/27/2014
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7/28/2014
Essex Region Conservation Authority 7/29/2014
Walpole Island First Nation 7/30/2014
Ohio DNR Division of Wildlife 7/31/2014
Michigan DNR Fisheries Division 8/1/2014
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 9/19/2014

Steering Committee Partners:

Supporting Organizations: