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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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