Yearly Archives: 2001

Commission gains new regional coordinator

Jon MacDonagh-Dumler
MacDonagh-Dumler recently joined the Commission following five years in the Institute for Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University. He provides management support for the Regional Coordination Program that develops and advocates recommendations on laws, policies and programs to promote environmental health and economic prosperity in the Great Lakes region.

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Commission gains new fellows, research associate

Dan Blake Dan Blake is a research fellow funded by the Edna Bailey Sussman Fund of New York to help develop a Water Resources Management Decision Support System for the Great Lakes. He is gathering data on the distribution, abundance and interaction of Great Lakes water resources and is helping to develop uniform ...   Read More »

Binational Panel calls for ballast management program to control the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species

Ann Arbor, Mich. – A binational coalition of public and private sector interests has crafted a strategy to advance aquatic nuisance species prevention and control efforts through ballast water management. The comprehensive policy statement features 41 recommendations that will guide the development of criteria for ballast water management practices and treatment technologies; ...   Read More »

Water quantity, oil / gas drilling among featured issues at Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting

May 15-16 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, followed by Aquatic Nuisance Species Symposium

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Policymakers and opinion leaders throughout the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region will convene May 15-16 in Ann Arbor, Mich., to address and act on key public policy issues affecting the environment and economy of ...   Read More »

Robinson announces new Commission initiatives to ensure the region’s environmental and economic prosperity

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Nathaniel E. Robinson, chairman of the Board of the Great Lakes Commission, has announced a series of organizational initiatives to help ensure environmental and economic prosperity for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region. “This region is experiencing an unprecedented number of public policy challenges and opportunities, and ...   Read More »

Inventory of Great Lakes toxic air emissions released

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission has released a toxic air emissions inventory in a continuing effort to quantify the toxic air emissions that impact air and water quality and communities of the Great Lakes basin. The update, which reflects 1997 data, focuses on point, area and mobile emissions from ...   Read More »

Commission grants to improve water quality through soil erosion, sediment control

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Twenty-four projects have been selected by the Great Lakes Commission to receive funding under its Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The Basin Program improves Great Lakes water quality by promoting erosion and sediment control and sound land-use practices through demonstration grants, technical ...   Read More »

New leadership for Ontario and Québec delegations

Bill Carr, acting western hemisphere team leader for the Office of International Relations and Protocol of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, has been named chair of the Great Lakes Commission’s Ontario Delegation. He replaces Lorraine Ratnik, who is retiring from provincial service. Carr has worked for the ...   Read More »

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