To Join or Renew Your Membership

Erie Shore ActivistsThe Coalition is the result of merging three non-profits (Cleveland Waterfront Coalition, Cleveland Lakefront Parks Conservancy, and Cleveland Lakefront Development Corporation) with the “Green Ribbon” lakefront advocacy developed by community-activist, Dick Clough, Executive Board Chair of the combined entities.

THE BIG IDEA – Re-imagine and advocate a bold vision for the lakefront in Cleveland and across Ohio’s Erie Shore dedicating undeveloped and repurposed lakefront land for the public’s use with connections and maximum access to the lake, achieving the optimum balance between green parks and recreational infrastructure versus commercial development; and provide the leadership to build public consensus on innovative lakefront projects, and play a facilitating role in acquiring the political will and funding to executive projects.

The Coalition has already stirred public and governmental interest with proposals including the Harbor Land Bridge extending the Mall across the rail lines and Shoreway (in downtown Cleveland); an expanded Gordon Park development on Cleveland’s east side; and the recently announced Lake Erie Trail spanning lakefront communities in Cuyahoga County (and beyond).

Check out the links to:
Harbor Land-Bridge   • Gordon Park

A Great City on a Great Lake Deserves a Great Lakefront.
Help us make it so by becoming a member of the Coalition.

The entry-level membership is just $3/month.
And for just $5/month, get a cool T-shirt, our INSIDER e/letter, recognition and more. Click below for all the details.

Membership Levels (with cumulative) Awesome Perks Below.
(Dues are paid annually as a lump sum on the
membership anniversary date.)

Thanks in advance for your consideration and support. Be part of the future and enable the Green Ribbon Coalition to change the status quo.


Membership Levels

Level #2 – INSIDER / $5/month – $60/annually

Our Insider Members help us get the message out that “A Great Lake Deserves a Great Lakefront!” Your expanded support helps fund important social media infrastructure to mobilize public support for Coalition initiatives. In addition, Insiders receive:

  • Receive the bi-monthly GRC INSIDER e/letter.
  • Free GRC T-shirt (available at selected GRC events).
  • Facebook recognition of your membership commitment.
  • And all the benefits of a GRC Activist.

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Level #1 - ACTIVIST / $3/month - $36/annually

As an Activist Member, you are standing with and supporting the Green Ribbon Coalition in our mission for greater access and connections to the Lake Erie. Your annual support directly impacts our advocacy for expanded public spaces on the lakefront locally and across Ohio’s Erie Shore. In addition, you receive:

  • Erie Shore Activist designation.
  • Regular updates through the Coalition’s e/letter – Lakefront Catalyst.
  • Calendar of events and invitations.
  • Front-line volunteer opportunities.

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Level #3 – ADVOCATE / $10/month – $120/annually

Green Ribbon Advocates help in a direct way to support the Coalition’s community education programs and our collaboration with other like-minded civic and governmental organizations who care about the environment, water quality, intelligent zoning, responsible development, and more. In addition, Advocates receive:

  • Admission discount and reservation priority for the Green Ribbon Coalition’s acclaimed “Lakefront Possibilities Dialogue Series.”
  • Recognition in the Catalyst and Insider e/letters.
  • And cumulative benefits from the previous membership levels.

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Level #4 – TRAILBLAZER / $15/month – $180/annually

Our Trailblazer Members help underwrite the “trailblazing” work of the Green Ribbon Coalition Design Collaborative, comprised of the region’s up and coming design professionals and tasked with developing proposals to enhance the lakefront such as the acclaimed Harbor Land Bridge proposed and advocated by the Coalition. Trailblazer members receive:

  • Annual briefing by the GRC “Design Collaborative” with the opportunity to interact with some of the region’s top architects and designers to answer your questions and comment on member ideas and concepts
  • And the cumulative membership perks from previous levels.

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Level #5 – PIONEER / $25/month – $300/annually

Pioneer level members help underwrite the Coalition’s long-range planning initiatives including Consensus 2020, the lakefront summit scheduled for the coming year to update the Cleveland Lakefront Masterplan, and Lake Erie Coastal Trail Plan. Pioneer Level members receive:

  • Opportunities to engage in the Consensus 2020 planning process such as an “issue study group.”
  • Free admission to Possibilities Dialogue Series presentations, priority seating and advance notice.
  • Membership recognition on the Green Ribbon website
  • And the cumulative membership perks from previous levels.

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Level #6 – CHAMPION / $50/month – $600/annually

Green Ribbon Champions get the satisfaction of contributing to the birth of a dramatic lakefront with greater public access, connectivity, and amenities for future generations to enjoy, and inclusion in the elite “Green Ribbon Champions Circle” which entitles members:

  • Two Green Ribbon memberships.
  • Annual “Champion Circle” Briefing and Reception by Green Ribbon leadership and invited community leaders on the lakefront agenda and key projects.
  • And all the Green Ribbon membership perks.

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