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Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative launches interactive tool to promote project sharing

Ann Arbor, Mich. The rapid spread of the invasive plant Phragmites australis (also known as common reed) in wetlands and roadside ditches across the Great Lakes has sparked intensive management and planning efforts to stem the tide of the plant’s progression. To augment these efforts, a new interactive mapping ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission applauds House action on Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act

Ann Arbor, Mich. The Great Lakes Commission commends today’s introduction of a House bill that authorizes several critical Great Lakes restoration programs and strengthens regional coordination and binational cooperation with Canada.

The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act (GLEEPA) was introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, representing Ohio’s ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission applauds comprehensive legislation to restore and protect the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. The Great Lakes Commission welcomes new bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate that authorizes several critical Great Lakes restoration programs and strengthens regional coordination and binational cooperation with Canada. The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act was introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) ...   Read More »

New beach safety information: Great Lakes beach app adds hazard alerts

For immediate release: May 31, 2013  |  Download PDF
Contact: Christine Manninen, manninen@glc.org, office: 734-971-9135

Ann Arbor, Mich. As swimming season begins in the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Commission has released new tools to ensure people’s time spent at the beach, hitting the waves and ...   Read More »

Updated water use data assists planning, management

For immediate release: May 29, 2013  |  Download PDF
Contact:
Tom Crane or Becky Pearson, tcrane@glc.org or bpearson@glc.org, office: 734-971-9135

Ann Arbor, Mich. According to 2011 water use data from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin states and provinces, more than 44 billion gallons per day (BGD) are ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission applauds harbor maintenance provisions in water resources legislation

For immediate release: May 17, 2013  |  Download PDF
Contact:
Matt Doss, mdoss@glc.org, office: 734-971-9135

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission welcomes Senate action this week on a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that includes provisions intended to increase critically needed resources to alleviate the backlog ...   Read More »

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material in the Great Lakes

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Great Lakes Rivermouths: A Primer for Managers

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Great Lakes Commission and USDA-NRCS launch innovative phosphorus trading program

For immediate release: April 16, 2013  |  Download News Release PDF  |  Download FAQ PDF
Contact:
Victoria Pebbles, vpebbles@glc.org, office: 734-971-9135

Ann Arbor, Mich. – To help alleviate high nutrient levels and algal blooms, a phosphorus credit trading program for the Lower Fox River watershed in Wisconsin will ...   Read More »

New interactive map showcases Great Lakes Restoration at Work

For immediate release: April 9, 2013  |  Download PDF
Contact:
Matt Doss, mdoss@glc.org, office: 734-971-9135

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission has unveiled a new interactive map showcasing nearly 1,000 restoration projects being implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The site, available at www.glc.org/restore/glrimap, ...   Read More »

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