Yearly Archives: 2006

Japanese student group visits Commission offices

High school students and teachers from the Michigan State University – Tokyo University of Agriculture exchange program paid a visit to the Great Lakes Commission offices on Aug. 11 as part of an intensive cross-cultural learning program in environmental studies. The visit was arranged by MSU professor and former Commissioner ...   Read More »

Key Great Lakes monitoring initiative promoted by Sen. Levin

The Great Lakes Commission commends Sen. Carl Levin for acting to protect the Great Lakes by ensuring that start-up funding for the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) was included in an appropriations bill for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“An initial step in restoring the environmental integrity of ...   Read More »

2006 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship Winner

To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications technology

Karly Pence, a senior at Michigan State University with a double major in geography and journalism, is the recipient of the 2006 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship. Fluent in German, Pence holds a 3.83 GPA, is active in the Honors ...   Read More »

Key provisions would have generational impact – Senate urged to address Great Lakes needs in WRDA legislation

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Great Lakes advocates are urging Congress to reauthorize the long-delayed Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), with provisions to address the region’s critical needs included in the final legislation.

At stake are measures to protect the Great Lakes against infestation by destructive Asian carp, safeguard the Soo ...   Read More »

Stopgap funding preserves Great Lakes carp barrier – for now

Great Lakes advocates are breathing a sigh of relief, now that Congress has passed emergency legislation to maintain an electronic barrier protecting the lakes from a potentially catastrophic invasion by destructive Asian carp.

Great Lakes Commission Chairman Tom Huntley congratulated Congress and called on it to now take action to ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission names Tim Eder as new executive director

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce the hiring of Tim A. Eder, director of water resources for the National Wildlife Federation, as its new executive director.

Eder, who has more than 25 years experience in natural resources policy development and advocacy, will be in ...   Read More »

Critical Asian carp barrier at risk – Congress urged to act against Great Lakes invaders

After a close call in which the Great Lakes could have lost one of its major protections against invasive species, especially the Asian carp, the Great Lakes Commission is urging Congress to take action to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.

The Commission is calling for Congress to pass the ...   Read More »

With Great Lakes near “tipping point,” Congress urged to act

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is urging Congress to approve the recently introduced Great Lakes Collaboration Implementation Act, now that the latter has returned from its Easter recess. The legislation would implement key recommendations of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration to address the Great Lakes’ most pressing ...   Read More »

Senate committee hearing highlights Great Lakes Day in Washington – Great Lakes restoration must be a priority, senators say

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The restoration and protection of the Great Lakes cannot wait.

That was the message delivered to members of Congress at a Senate committee hearing and other events around Capitol Hill during Great Lakes Day in Washington, March 16, 2006.

Members of the Great Lakes Congressional Delegation, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Information Network unveils comprehensive portal – Web site offers Great Lakes education tools for K-12 teachers


Teachers in Michigan, the Great Lakes region and beyond recognize the importance of educating the next generation on the value of the Great Lakes, including its fishery resources. As a result, a comprehensive new collection of education tools and resources for K-12 educators in the Great Lakes region ...   Read More »

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