Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit River

State of the Strait 2022

May 11, 2022, 8am - 5pm 

Contaminated Sediment Remediation in the Detroit and Rouge Rivers: Legacy, Present State, and Approaches to Collaborative Financing

The State of the Strait is a binational (Canada-United States) collaboration that hosts a meeting every two years to bring together government managers, researchers, students, environmental and conservation organizations, and concerned citizens. Participants work to understand historical ecosystem conditions and assess current ecosystem status in order to achieve a better future for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie. Please take a look at presentations from our previous meetings for more information.

Registration Deadline April 27, 2022

Program Summary

  • Introductory remarks from Representative Debbie Dingell
  • Keynote: Arsenal of Democracy and its Legacy
  • 9 invited talks from key agencies, researchers, and stakeholders
  • Panel discussion: Collaborative financing and partnerships

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State of the Strait 2022 Conference Program

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EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC - Gold Sponsor

GLWA - Great Lakes Water Authority - Silver Sponsor

University of Michigan Dearborn



CIGLR - Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research

Detroit Zoo - Detroit Zoological Society

Detroit River Canadian Clean Up

DTE Energy

Canada - Consulate General

Friends of Detroit River

Sea Grant Michigan

Wayne State University

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research

Eastern Michigan University

ECT - Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

                 Logo for LimnoTech Water environment scientists and engineers


University of Michigan - SEAS - School for Environment and Sustainability



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                     Logo for International Joint Commission

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