Yearly Archives: 2002

New inventory keeps tabs on Great Lakes toxic air emissions

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The latest Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory – a key resource for environmental management in the binational region – has been released by the Great Lakes Commission.

The largest multijurisdicional effort of its kind in North America, the updated inventory compiles data collected by ...   Read More »

Inaugural remarks of Commission Chair Sam Speck

Remarks by Samuel W. Speck, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, upon his election as chair of the Great Lakes Commission and setting out his priorities for the Commission in the upcoming year.

Thank you for your vote of confidence in me and Vice Chair Tom Huntley. We ...   Read More »

Report calls for $80 million boost in regional conservation funding

Great Lakes soil and water conservation districts face growing responsibilities

Ann Arbor, Mich. – An additional $80 million a year is needed to adequately protect and manage the soil, water quality and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin, according to a newly released analysis of Great Lakes conservation districts....   Read More »

Aquatic Nuisance Species: The time to act is now!

Key legislation still pending as 107th Congress draws to a close 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – With time running out for the 107th Congress, the Great Lakes Commission is urging it not to forget the acute threat that aquatic nuisance species pose to the Great Lakes and the rest of the ...   Read More »

Ohio DNR Director Sam Speck to head Great Lakes Commission

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sam Speck, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, is the new chair of the Great Lakes Commission, a binational agency representing the Great Lakes states and provinces on matters of Great Lakes policy, research and management.

Speck, who heads the Commission’s Ohio delegation, was unanimously ...   Read More »

Commission projects advance environmental and economic prosperity

Great Lakes Commission directs $5.75 million to regional priorities 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to “Restore the Greatness” to the Great Lakes are being aided by $5.75 million in FY 2003 funds for Great Lakes Commission projects and programs addressing the region’s resource management needs. The Commission, a binational agency ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission to convene in Cleveland

Gov. Taft, Congressman LaTourette are featured speakers 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Ohio Gov. Bob Taft will be the keynote speaker when policymakers and opinion leaders from throughout the binational Great Lakes region convene in Cleveland Oct. 15 for the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission.

Taft, who chairs ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission moves to new offices

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is getting a new home.

The Commission, a binational agency established to promote the informed use, management and protection of Great Lakes water resources, will consolidate its operations by moving to new offices on Oct. 21, 2002.

The move, to the Eisenhower ...   Read More »

Top hydrologist joins Great Lakes Commission staff

Roger Gauthier to lead new program 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce that Roger Gauthier, a longtime hydrologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District, is joining the Commission as manager of its newly established Data and Information Management Program.

Gauthier, a ...   Read More »

New restoration initiative targets Lake St. Clair

Project to focus on coastal habitat 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to address the longstanding needs of Lake St. Clair will get another major boost this fall when the Great Lakes Commission begins a two-year project to help restore and protect the lake’s coastal habitat.

The Lake St. Clair Coastal ...   Read More »

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