News and Announcements

Great Lakes Commission to mark 50th Anniversary

Lt. Gov. Cherry, marathon swimmer Dreyer among speakers at 2005 Annual Meeting

The Great Lakes Commission will celebrate 50 years of building a better future for the Great Lakes at its 2005 Annual Meeting, Sept. 27-29, 2005, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Along with celebrating the past, the 2005 Annual Meeting ...   Read More »

The Advisor has a new look!

The Advisor has a new look! See the Summer 2005 of the redesigned Great Lakes Commission newsletter.

The new Advisor features a brighter, more colorful look; an expanded commentary section; more feature articles and a new “Commissioners’ Corner” where individual Commissioners will share their insights on Great Lakes issues, along ...   Read More »

Basin Program awards more than $2 million in grants

Thirty nine projects have been selected by the Great Lakes Commission to share $2.2 million in grant funding under its Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The Basin Program improves Great Lakes water quality by promoting erosion and sediment control and sound land-use practices through demonstration ...   Read More »

Stakeholders share their views on Great Lakes restoration

Workshop series proceedings available at 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Results of a series of stakeholder workshops gathering public input on how to restore and protect the Great Lakes are now available from the Great Lakes Commission.

The report, A Blueprint for the Future: Toward a Great Lakes Restoration Strategy, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes issues to take center stage

Great Lakes Day in Washington, March 2, 2005

Ann Arbor, Mich. – How will the Great Lakes fare in Congress this year? What is being done to harmonize Great Lakes priorities through the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Initiative? What perspectives do our regional, national and binational leaders have on Great ...   Read More »

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

View the conference proceedings

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 »

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