Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

Inventory provides updated look at Great Lakes toxic air emissions

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The latest iteration of the Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory, a key resource for environmental management in the binational region, has been released by the Great Lakes Commission.

The inventory organizes annual data collected by the eight Great Lakes states and province of Ontario ...   Read More »

Cleveland events to showcase sustainable use issues, opportunities

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 »

2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

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 »

Great Lakes Day in Washington

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 »

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