Download PDF | Published October 2014
This report presents a comprehensive literature review of innovative in-stream best management practices used throughout the United States and Canada to reduce nonpoint source pollution and phosphorus loadings, including constructed wetlands, riparian buffers, reactive materials, scrubber boxes, bed load interception technology, and two-stage ditches. Information is provided on the costs, effectiveness, and successful implementation of these technologies.
Download PDF | Published March 2014
In 2013 the Great Lakes governors and the premier of Ontario called for a comprehensive approach to monitoring Great Lakes water resources. In response, a Great Lakes Commission-led taskgroup (building on thoughtful efforts of an advisory workgroup) proposed adoption of the Great Lakes Blue Accounting ... Read More »
Madison, Wis. - The Lower Fox River Watershed, just south of Green Bay, will be home to a network of farms that will demonstrate the best, leading-edge conservation practices to reduce phosphorus entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Great Lakes Commission ... Read More »
Long-awaited legislation to protect the Great Lakes against a potentially devastating invasion by Asian carp and addressing other regional needs cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Senate approved it on Wednesday.
The Senate voted to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), including a provision for the completion and ... Read More »
Sustaining Environmental Restoration and Economic Revitalization in the Great Lakes Region
Download PDF | Published February 2013
This document outlines the Great Lakes Commission’s federal priorities for FY2013.... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – A new website, greatlakesphragmites.net, is taking aim at an invasive plant that is plaguing the Great Lakes. Launched by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the website is intended to serve as a central hub for information on Phragmites ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. - Earlier today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced his plans for ensuring Michigan’s future through an increased emphasis on energy and the environment. Gov. Snyder acknowledged the symbiotic relationship between energy, the economy and the environment, a concept that the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has been a ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has received a $400,000 grant through the U.S. EPA-led Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop and demonstrate web-crawling software to assess the availability of aquatic invasive species for purchase – and identify sellers of those species – on the Internet.
Intentional ... Read More »