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$10 million stimulus grant awarded to Great Lakes Commission for Muskegon Lake restoration project

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Federal stimulus dollars totaling $10 million have been awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) for a major wetland and wildlife habitat restoration project on Muskegon Lake, Michigan, along the east shoreline of Lake Michigan.

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Region Unites for Congressional Action on Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in President’s Budget

Great Lakes Senators, Representatives Key to Lake Restoration, Economic Recovery

Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 14, 2009) – Local, state, industry and conservation leaders called for the U.S. Congress to act to fund a new Great Lakes restoration and economic recovery initiative, unveiled last week with President Obama’s budget.

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President’s budget proposes $475 million Great Lakes restoration initiative

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission applauds President Obama’s FY 2010 budget proposal of $475 million for a Great Lakes restoration initiative. Great Lakes Commission Chair Illinois Governor Pat Quinn welcomed the announcement.

“President Obama’s historic proposal will re-energize Great Lakes cleanup and restoration,” Governor Quinn said. “The ...   Read More »

EPA head: Great Lakes a major driver in U.S. water policy

Washington, D.C. – “As the Great Lakes go, so goes the national policy as to water,” said Lisa Jackson, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency speaking today at the semiannual meeting of the Great Lakes Commission in Washington, D.C.

Jackson noted that President Barack Obama established his commitment to ...   Read More »

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