Yearly Archives: 2004

Great Lakes Commission seeks grant applications for soil erosion, sediment control

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission is seeking grant applications for local projects to improve water quality through the reduction of soil erosion and sedimentation under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

Funding is available for projects the following categories: Demonstration projects involving ...   Read More »

Guide illustrates beneficial uses for dredged material

Ann Arbor, Mich. — A significant problem in navigation channel maintenance dredging is finding ways to dispose of the resulting material. A recently published guide from the Great Lakes Commission addresses that problem by showing how that material can be put to productive uses in upland areas.

The guide, Testing ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission selected to help implement Michigan Clean Water Corps

Will maximize potential of volunteer monitoring groups

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission has been selected by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to assist in establishing the Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide initiative to more fully realize the potential of volunteer water monitoring activities.

Created through ...   Read More »

Data management in the new millennium

Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange Conference, Oct. 26-28 in Detroit

The acquisition and exchange of science-based data and information is the lifeblood of sound decisionmaking. To promote advancements in this area, the Great Lakes Commission is hosting a major regional data exchange conference Oct. 26-28, 2004, at the Detroit Marriott ...   Read More »

Sept. 10 Congressional Briefing

Integrated Monitoring for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River System

The Great Lakes Commission invites you to a September 10 briefing in Washington, D.C., to discuss plans and funding requirements for a Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) and related monitoring programs.

Speakers will address:

  • The need for integrated monitoring,
...   Read More »

Commission urges Great Lakes Legacy Act funding

In a letter dated August 30, 2004, the Great Lakes Commission urged members of the Senate and House Great Lakes Congressional Delegations to support a $45.0 million appropriation for implementation of the Great Lakes Legacy Act in FY 2005. The Great Lakes Commission views the cleanup of designated Areas of ...   Read More »

IAGLR keynote speech presented by Dr. Michael J. Donahue

The 47th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, sponsored by the International Association for Great Lakes Research in Waterloo, Ontario in late May, featured a theme of “Great Lakes Need Great Watersheds.” The keynote speech at the dinner banquet was presented by Dr. Michael J. Donahue, president/ CEO, Great Lakes ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission comments on Ocean Commission report

The Great Lakes Commission has responded to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy’s invitation for comments on its Preliminary Report.

Released by the U.S. Commission on April 20, 2004, this document presents preliminary findings and recommendations for a new, coordinated, and comprehensive national ocean policy. The public comment period for the ...   Read More »

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