Category Archives: News and Announcements

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
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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 »

Great Lakes Commission calls for immediate action on interbasin transfer of Asian carp

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 »

First Great Lakes Demonstration Farm Network to Launch in Green Bay Area

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 »

Great Lakes Restoration Database Launched

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 »

2013 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions

The 2013 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online.  Thanks for joining us in Milwaukee!

Click here to visit the Meeting Archive page....   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission tackles water levels, dredging backlog, Waukesha diversion and oil transportation

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 »

Groups urge officials to restore funding for Great Lakes, sewage infrastructure

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 »

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 »

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