Washington, D.C. – Today the Great Lakes Commission called for immediate action on a suite of near-term measures to reduce the risk of interbasin transfer of Asian carp and other invasive species at the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS).
The action is in response to the January 2014 release of … 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 »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced today the launch of a new online Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD), available at habitat.glc.org. The site showcases, in one easy-to-access location, projects implemented under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) … Read More »
The 2013 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online. Thanks for joining us in Milwaukee!
Milwaukee, Wis. – The Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, which concluded yesterday in Milwaukee, featured spirited dialogue on water levels, the growing dredging backlog on the Great Lakes, which is impeding commercial and recreational navigation, and an action item to tackle the potential benefits and risks of oil … Read More »
A coalition of Great Lakes states, municipalities, tribes, businesses, industries, and conservation groups is urging Congress to restore funding to programs to heal the Great Lakes. In a letter released today, the groups are asking lawmakers to reject massive cuts proposed in a U.S. House budget and to maintain the … Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »