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 »

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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