Category Archives: News and Announcements

Board gathers for December meeting in Ann Arbor

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 »

Regional Collaboration points out need for Great Lakes action

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 »

Great Lakes Day in Washington: March 7, 2007

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 »

U.S. General Election 2006: Overview for the Great Lakes

Full summary here

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 »

Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – DeWine, Kaptur hail water quality improvement projects

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 »

Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control grant – Erosion control at West Creek to benefit water quality

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 »

Community level grants help control erosion, sedimentation – Rep. Kaptur to highlight local projects to benefit water quality

Space shuttle photo
Castalia map

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 »

Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry elected to chair Great Lakes Commission

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry has been elected chair of the Great Lakes Commission, the multi-state organization has announced.

Cherry was elected by unanimous vote of his fellow Commissioners on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at the close of the Commission’s 2006 Annual Meeting in Duluth, Minn. ...   Read More »

Will support local projects across Great Lakes basin – Nearly $2 million in water quality grants awarded

A total of 44 projects that will help improve water quality have been selected to share more than $1.9 million in grants under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

The grants will support improved erosion and sediment control and sound land-use practices through demonstration grants, ...   Read More »

MiCorps grants to support volunteer efforts to track water quality

Five volunteer organizations will be helping the state of Michigan track water quality starting this year, with grant upport from the Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps).

The grants, awarded through the MiCorps Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program, will provide training and operational support for the volunteer groups to help them obtain ...   Read More »

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