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Tim A. Eder

Tim Eder was appointed as the fifth executive director of the Great Lakes Commission on July 10, 2006. With more than 25 years of experience in natural resources policy development and advocacy, Eder is in charge of the Commission’s day-to-day operations and advancing the shared interests of the Commission membership in the areas of natural resources management and advocacy.

In nearly two decades with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Eder has headed a variety of programs that directly relate to Great Lakes issues. As NWF director of water resources, he led the formation of a nationwide coalition of taxpayer and conservation interests that forged bipartisan support in the U.S. House and Senate for legislation to protect and restore aquatic habitat. Prior to that, he served as director of the NWF’s largest field office, the Great Lakes Natural Resource Center, dedicated to educating, mobilizing and assisting individuals and organizations in the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes.

As a regional executive with NWF in the 1990s, he represented the organization’s views before Congress, agencies, other opinion leaders and the media. He also coordinated and led a 10-year federal and multistate campaign to develop and adopt uniform pollution control standards to implement the purposes of the U.S.-Canadian Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

Eder has served on the boards of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the Washtenaw County (Mich.) Road Commission, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, the Michigan Aquatic Nuisance Species Advisory Council, and the Aquatic Invasive Species Team of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration. He holds a bachelor of science degree in resource development from Michigan State University.

Bear Lake restoration work commences in Muskegon Lake Area of Concern

For immediate release: March 26, 2015  |    Download News Release PDF

Muskegon, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission has received new funding to support ecological restoration efforts in Muskegon Lake by removing sediments that contain harmful levels of phosphorus, restoring natural water flow and creating wetlands in Bear ...   Read More »

IJC blog post: Lake Erie working group prepares plan for states, province

A new international committee of the Great Lakes Commission is digging for solutions to the problem of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The Lake Erie Nutrient Targets (LENT) Working Group includes representatives from the U.S. states of Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and the province of Ontario, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission welcomes legislation advancing immediate measures to defend Great Lakes from Asian carp

For immediate release: February 26, 2015  |   Download News Release PDF

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission supports legislation, introduced today by Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), directing federal agencies to take immediate actions to prevent the spread of Asian carp and ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission releases annual federal appropriations priorities, highlights need for collaboration

For immediate release: February 25, 2015  |   Download News Release PDF

Washington, D.C. – New strategies for addressing large-scale problems like nutrient pollution were highlighted at the Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, which concluded today in Washington, D.C.

Congressman David Joyce (R-Ohio), in addressing the Commission ...   Read More »

2015 Great Lakes Commission Legislative Priorities

Priorities for Sustaining Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

Download PDF  | Published February 2015

The Great Lakes are a vital environmental and economic asset for the eight states and two provinces of the Great Lakes region. With 90 percent of our nation’s supply of fresh surface water, the Great ...   Read More »

2015 Great Lakes Regional Priorities

Priorities for Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

Download PDF  |  Published February 2015

This document outlines the near-term priorities for the Great Lakes as identified by an alliance that includes the Great Lakes Commission, the mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, the Healing Our ...   Read More »

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