Category Archives: News and Announcements

Great Lakes Commission announces staff leadership change

Mike Donahue concludes two decades of service; Tom Crane appointed interim director

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Dr. Michael J. Donahue, long-standing president/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, is stepping down from that post to accept a senior executive position in the private sector. Donahue, the longest-serving staff director in Commission ...   Read More »

Conference Proceedings: Actions Toward a Sustainable Great Lakes

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In May of 2004, over 200 policymakers, opinion leaders and stakeholders throughout the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region convened for a common purpose: to move the notion of “sustainability” from concept to application. Through plenary sessions, breakout groups, social events and hallway conversations, a philosophy emerged ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission seeks grant applications for soil erosion, sediment control

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is seeking grant applications for local projects to improve water quality through the reduction of soil erosion and sedimentation under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

Funding is available for projects the following categories: Demonstration projects involving ...   Read More »

Grants support research into effects of air pollution on Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is seeking proposals for research projects to share in $732,000 in grants to be awarded early next year under the Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program.

The GLAD program supports research into issues related to the toxic contamination of water bodies in ...   Read More »

Guide illustrates beneficial uses for dredged material

Ann Arbor, Mich. – A significant problem in navigation channel maintenance dredging is finding ways to dispose of the resulting material. A recently published guide from the Great Lakes Commission addresses that problem by showing how that material can be put to productive uses in upland areas.

The guide, Testing ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission selected to help implement Michigan Clean Water Corps

Will maximize potential of volunteer monitoring groups

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission has been selected by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to assist in establishing the Michigan Clean Water Corps, a statewide initiative to more fully realize the potential of volunteer water monitoring activities.

Created through ...   Read More »

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,
...   Read More »

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 »

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