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Sustaining Great Lakes restoration and safeguarding drinking water top Great Lakes Commission federal priorities

For immediate release: February 24, 2016  |   Download News Release PDF

Washington, D.C. – Protecting drinking water from toxic algae blooms and failing water infrastructure, and sustaining implementation of the Great Lakes restoration strategy, topped the agenda of issues decided at the Great Lakes Commission’s Semiannual Meeting, which concluded today in ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission celebrates 60th anniversary with focus on invasive species, nutrient reduction and waterfront revitalization

For immediate release: September 29, 2015  |   Download News Release PDF

Chicago, Illinois – Leaders from across the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region met in Chicago this week to celebrate the Great Lakes Commission’s 60th anniversary and address challenges and opportunities facing the lakes, including threats from Asian carp ...   Read More »

New interactive application showcases habitat and wildlife restoration underway on the Great Lakes

For immediate release: September 17, 2015  |   Download News Release PDF

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), today announced the release of an updated and improved Great Lakes Restoration Database (GLRD), available at Originally launched in ...   Read More »

Great Lakes watershed restoration grants awarded to reduce phosphorus runoff and sediment pollution

For immediate release: August 12, 2015  |   Download News Release PDF

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are pleased to announce the awarding of 12 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) watershed grants under the Great Lakes Sediment ...   Read More »

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