Category Archives: News and Announcements

Data management in the new millennium

Great Lakes Regional Data Exchange Conference, Oct. 26-28 in Detroit

The acquisition and exchange of science-based data and information is the lifeblood of sound decisionmaking. To promote advancements in this area, the Great Lakes Commission is hosting a major regional data exchange conference Oct. 26-28, 2004, at the Detroit Marriott ...   Read More »

Minnesota state Rep. Huntley elected chair of Great Lakes Commission

Indiana DNR Director John Goss is vice chair

Toronto, Ontario – Minnesota state Rep. Thomas Huntley (DFL-Duluth) has been elected chair of the Great Lakes Commission, a binational agency representing the region’s U.S. states and Canadian provinces on matters related to the health, protection and sustainable use of the Great ...   Read More »

Sept. 10 Congressional Briefing

Integrated Monitoring for the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River System

The Great Lakes Commission invites you to a September 10 briefing in Washington, D.C., to discuss plans and funding requirements for a Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) and related monitoring programs.

Speakers will address:

  • The need for integrated monitoring,
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Commission urges Great Lakes Legacy Act funding

In a letter dated August 30, 2004, the Great Lakes Commission urged members of the Senate and House Great Lakes Congressional Delegations to support a $45.0 million appropriation for implementation of the Great Lakes Legacy Act in FY 2005. The Great Lakes Commission views the cleanup of designated Areas of ...   Read More »

IAGLR keynote speech presented by Dr. Michael J. Donahue

The 47th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, sponsored by the International Association for Great Lakes Research in Waterloo, Ontario in late May, featured a theme of “Great Lakes Need Great Watersheds.” The keynote speech at the dinner banquet was presented by Dr. Michael J. Donahue, president/ CEO, Great Lakes ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission comments on Ocean Commission report

The Great Lakes Commission has responded to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy’s invitation for comments on its Preliminary Report.

Released by the U.S. Commission on April 20, 2004, this document presents preliminary findings and recommendations for a new, coordinated, and comprehensive national ocean policy. The public comment period for the ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission awards $1.9 million to benefit water quality through soil erosion, sediment control

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Land and water are usually thought of as separate entities, but each has a significant influence on the other. Water shapes the land through its actions, and what happens on the land has a major impact on water quality, habitat and flow, and on the humans ...   Read More »

Research grants will help stem threat from mercury, other toxics

Air pollution a major source of chemical contamination in Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Mercury is one of the most toxic airborne pollutants that can find its way into our waters and the food chain. Efforts to understand and mitigate the threat posed by it and other air toxics ...   Read More »

Keeping an eye on Lake St. Clair

Enhanced coordination will strengthen environmental monitoring programs

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Lake St. Clair benefits from an array of programs that monitor various aspects of its environmental health. These programs often collaborate with each other, but enhanced regional coordination will help eliminate gaps and redundancies in coverage, and maximize their ...   Read More »

International Association of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors

In May 2005, the International Association of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors was merged with the Great Lakes Cities Initiative. The resulting organization, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, is headquartered in Chicago and can be accessed through the link   Read More »

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