Yearly Archives: 2005

Great Lakes Commission hails approval of water pact

The Great Lakes Commission is applauding the Great Lakes governors and premiers for giving their approval to a landmark agreement to protect the world’s greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes.

Formally known as The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement, the pact sets forth new guidelines to ...   Read More »

Great Lakes annual water use data available

The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce the release of the Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database annual reports for 2001 and 2002. These reports are now online at

This database provides a centralized source of information on withdrawals, diversions, and consumptive use of Great Lakes water, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission 50th anniversary gifts!

Join the Great Lakes Commission in celebrating our 50th anniversary with special commemorative gifts from our web site! These limited-edition items, bearing our 50th anniversary logo, make great gifts for anyone who loves the lakes or for creating Great Lakes awareness among far-away friends. Choose from t-shirt of thick, 100 ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission to mark 50th Anniversary

Lt. Gov. Cherry, marathon swimmer Dreyer among speakers at 2005 Annual Meeting

The Great Lakes Commission will celebrate 50 years of building a better future for the Great Lakes at its 2005 Annual Meeting, Sept. 27-29, 2005, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Along with celebrating the past, the 2005 Annual Meeting ...   Read More »

The Advisor has a new look!

The Advisor has a new look! See the Summer 2005 of the redesigned Great Lakes Commission newsletter.

The new Advisor features a brighter, more colorful look; an expanded commentary section; more feature articles and a new “Commissioners’ Corner” where individual Commissioners will share their insights on Great Lakes issues, along ...   Read More »

Basin Program awards more than $2 million in grants

Thirty nine projects have been selected by the Great Lakes Commission to share $2.2 million in grant 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 ...   Read More »

Lt. Gov. Quinn bikes Circle Tour to boost Great Lakes tourism

Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn, head of the Great Lakes Commission’s Illinois Delegation, recently led a daylong journey along the 63-mile Illinois leg of the Lake Michigan Circle Tour to promote state and regional tourism. The 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour is a binational system of scenic roads encircling all five Great ...   Read More »

MUCC names Lt. Governor Cherry 2005 Conservationist of the Year

The vice chair of the Great Lakes Commission, Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry, Jr., has been named 2005 Conservationist of the Year by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC). Cherry was presented with the award at the MUCC’s annual convention June 18 in Lansing, Mich.

“I was raised to cherish ...   Read More »

Stakeholders share their views on Great Lakes restoration

Workshop series proceedings available at 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Results of a series of stakeholder workshops gathering public input on how to restore and protect the Great Lakes are now available from the Great Lakes Commission.

The report, A Blueprint for the Future: Toward a Great Lakes Restoration Strategy, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes issues to take center stage

Great Lakes Day in Washington, March 2, 2005

Ann Arbor, Mich. – How will the Great Lakes fare in Congress this year? What is being done to harmonize Great Lakes priorities through the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Initiative? What perspectives do our regional, national and binational leaders have on Great ...   Read More »

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