Ohio Gov. Bob Taft to keynote
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Great Lakes restoration, protection and sustainable use will be the focal point for two major regional events to be held in early May in Cleveland, Ohio. The 2004 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, with a theme of “Restoring ... Read More »
To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications technology
Barbara Barrett Lucas, a master’s degree student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the 2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship. With concentrations in land use planning and ... Read More »
Washington, D.C. — Members of Congress, legislative staff and Great Lakes leaders will focus on how to “Restore the Greatness!” to the world’s greatest system of freshwater on Wednesday, March 3 at Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C.
This long-standing annual event provides a forum to examine Great Lakes issues ... Read More »
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
and Great Lakes Commission
Overview of Conference
In follow-up to a successful event in 2003, this conference will bring Great Lakes stakeholders together to report on progress — and unmet needs ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Local projects to benefit water quality through erosion and sediment control are eligible for up to $100,000 in funding under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.
Grants of approximately $30,000 each will be awarded in the areas of program and ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Commission is encouraging support for several key Great Lakes priorities funded by Energy and Water appropriations, including the John Glenn Great Lakes Basin Program and a replacement lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., among others. This letter was sent to key members of the Great Lakes Congressional ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Commission recently submitted a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service supporting the proposed rule to list the bighead carp (Hypohthalmichthys nobilis) as an injurious species of wildlife under the federal Lacey Act, as published in the September 18, 2003 issue of the Federal Register (Vol. ... Read More »
The U.S. Congress is working on an omnibus bill this week, which will likely include Agriculture, VA-HUD (which includes U.S. EPA) and Commerce-Justice-State appropriations. There are significant Great Lakes programs that could be underfunded, or not funded at all. The time to act is now!
Votes on these bills are ... Read More »
The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to its Illinois and Ontario delegations.
Commissioner Joel Brunsvold, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, was recently appointed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A former state representative and recognized authority on conservation and land use issues, ... Read More »
New initiatives, web site to assist officials at all levels of government
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The continuing urbanization of the Great Lakes region, particularly in coastal areas and along major tributaries, suggests the need for a major, binational investigation of land use trends, impacts and prospective policy responses, according ... Read More »