New legislation introduced in Congress to authorize and complete an electronic barrier to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp should be swiftly enacted before its too late, the Great Lakes Commission is urging.
The Great Lakes Asian Carp Barrier Act, introduced separately by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), managed by the Great Lakes Commission, is pleased to announce the release of new GLIN Maps & GIS pages for the region. See http://gis.glin.net
Current datasets available focus on Great Lakes biota, geo/political boundaries, climate/meteorology/atmosphere, elevation, environment, basemaps/earth cover, inland waters/hydrography, and more. Registered ... Read More »
A yearlong effort to document cities’ investments in Great Lakes protection and restoration is being undertaken by the Great Lakes Commission in partnership with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
The project will seek to determine how much the region’s municipalities are investing in the protection and restoration ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Commission Board of Directors gathered at Commission offices in Ann Arbor for their final meeting of the year on Dec. 14-15. Among other matters, the board reviewed the development of the Commission’s Strategic Plan, approved plans for the 2007 Great Lakes Day in Washington policy forum and ... Read More »
The release of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration’s strategy for restoring and protecting the Great Lakes is being hailed as a major step towards securing the future of the resource by the chair of the Great Lakes Commission, one of the first organizations to call for such a plan.
“We ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Commission, in conjunction with the Northeast-Midwest Institute, will host the special annual event, Great Lakes Day in Washington, on Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Elected and appointed officials from Great Lakes states, and stakeholders from across the region will join with members of Congress and staff to look ... Read More »
The Great Lakes region delivered results on Election Day that were very similar to the rest of the country. For example, the Great Lakes turned out 45 percent of the voting-eligible population compared to nearly 40 percent nationwide.
Democratic gubernatorial candidates gained in two states previously under ... Read More »
Local efforts to improve water quality in the Lake Erie watershed and the rest of the Great Lakes basin recently received a bipartisan endorsement from leading members of Ohio’s congressional delegation.
Sen. Mike DeWine (R) and Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-9th) saluted work done under the Great Lakes Basin Program for ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – One of the biggest polluters of West Creek in the southern Cleveland suburbs is West Creek itself.
The severely eroding creek’s steep banks are crumbling into the water, dumping tons of sediment into the stream each year. And sediment is by far the largest pollutant of ... Read More »
The attached space shuttle photo illustrates a major problem – plumes of sediment entering Lake Erie and filling Sandusky Bay. Though few realize it, sediment is the #1 pollutant of waters in northern Ohio and the rest of the Great Lakes basin.
Community level efforts ... Read More »