Resolution: Toward a Great Lakes Restoration Plan
Adopted on October 11, 2001
Whereas, following the March 2001 Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast, the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force asked the eight Great Lakes Governors to coordinate the development of a region-wide, consensus-based Great Lakes Restoration Plan; and
Whereas, four of the eight Great Lakes Governors have responded to the Task Force by endorsing the Great Lakes Commission priorities as a basis for the plan, with other responses being developed; and
Whereas, there is an urgent need to develop a multi-organizational effort to respond to the Great Lakes Task Force and to move forward with development of a coordinated Great Lakes Restoration Plan; and
Whereas, the Great Lakes Commission clearly recognizes that the authority and responsibility for developing a Great Lakes Restoration Plan lies in the hands of the governors.
Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Great Lakes Commission requests the Council of Great Lakes Governors and the Commission Chairman and Vice Chairman to convene a meeting, within the next 60 days, to develop an open, inclusive and coordinated approach and response to the Great Lakes Task Force request concerning the development of a Great Lakes Restoration Plan. Participants in the meeting would include the Executive Committee of the Council of Great Lakes Governors, the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Commission and relevant senior staff.
Adopted unanimously at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, October 11.