Category Archives: News and Announcements

Position available: Habitat Restoration Program Specialist

Application deadline: December 1, 2014   |    Download PDF
Position Description

The Great Lakes Commission has an immediate opening for a self-starting, highly motivated team player to work on Great Lakes habitat restoration and invasive species projects. The individual will provide staff support on issues such as habitat restoration in ...   Read More »

Comment now: Draft report on transport of crude oil in Great Lakes region

Please click the link below for more information and to submit comments.

https://www.glc.org/oiltransport/comments.php

 

 

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Great Lakes Commission 2014 Annual Meeting recap

The Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting took place Sept. 29-30 in Buffalo, N.Y. To view resolutions, presentations, meeting materials and news releases from the meeting,  please click on the link to the meeting archive below.  Thank you!

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Great Lakes Commission report: Dramatic increases in crude oil production and transportation via rail

For immediate release: October 1, 2014  |   Download PDF

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is inviting comments on a draft report that evaluates the potential benefits and risks surrounding the transport of crude oil in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region.

The report consists of ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission pushes action on Lake Erie water quality issues

For immediate release: September 30, 2014  | Download PDF

Buffalo, N.Y. – Committed to protecting Lake Erie and the sustainability of our region’s drinking water supplies, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has agreed to form a working group to spur action on developing and refining practices, programs and policies ...   Read More »

New funding announced to accelerate Buffalo River restoration

For immediate release: September 29, 2014  | Download PDF  |  Download attached image

Buffalo, N.Y. – New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes “toxic hotspots” by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced ...   Read More »

Accelerated Muskegon Lake cleanup to be completed by 2019

For immediate release: August 15, 2014  |  Download PDF

Muskegon, Mich. – Muskegon Lake is on the fast track to health thanks to federal and state investments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Great Lakes Legacy Act and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Federal and state ...   Read More »

Senate unanimously passes legislation to halt proposed Canadian nuclear waste facility

Reposted from Senator Phil Pavlov, Michigan’s 25th State Senate District Pavlov, Green seek immediate IJC and GLC intervention to protect lakes
www.ProtectLakeHuron.com

The Michigan Senate unanimously approved measures Wednesday to stop the construction of a Canadian nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron and strengthen Michigan’s protection of ...   Read More »

Great Lakes mobile beach app to be enhanced

CHICAGO – As swimming season begins in the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) reminds beachgoers and boaters to download myBeachCast, beachcast.glin.net, to get the latest swim advisories, weather conditions and hazard alerts for more than 2,000 beaches in the Great Lakes region.

myBeachCast will add an iOS ...   Read More »

New Great Lakes conservation initiative announced

Bay City, Mich. – The Great Lakes have been designated as a Critical Conservation Area, which means the region will be eligible for increased funding from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program under the new Farm Bill.

The announcement was made this afternoon by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), chairwoman of the ...   Read More »

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