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 Partnership Agreement was developed in the winter of 2014. Below are the partner entities that provide leadership on the Steering Committee and other Supporting Organizations.

Name Organization
Susan Doka Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Erica Clites Michigan Sea Grant
Andrew Bahrou Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Jim Francis Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Travis Hartman Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Rich Drouin Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Jim Luke U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jim Boase U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Robin DeBruyne U.S. Geological Survey
Amber Falkner U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Li Wang International Joint Commission
April White Environment Climate Change Canada
Katie Stammler
Jackie Serran
Essex Region Conservation Authority
Chris Freiburger Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Terry Heatlie National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Ted Briggs

Naomi Williams

Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks
Walpole Island First Nation

The table below is a list of those partners who have signed the Agreement.

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: