For immediate release: October 1, 2014 | Download PDF
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is inviting comments on a draft report that evaluates the potential benefits and risks surrounding the transport of crude oil in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region.
The report consists of ... Read More »
For immediate release: September 30, 2014 | Download PDF
Buffalo, N.Y. – Committed to protecting Lake Erie and the sustainability of our region’s drinking water supplies, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has agreed to form a working group to spur action on developing and refining practices, programs and policies ... Read More »
For immediate release: August 15, 2014 | Download PDF
Muskegon, Mich. – Muskegon Lake is on the fast track to health thanks to federal and state investments from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Great Lakes Legacy Act and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Federal and state ... Read More »
The Michigan Senate unanimously approved measures Wednesday to stop the construction of a Canadian nuclear waste dump on the shores of Lake Huron and strengthen Michigan’s protection of ... Read More »
CHICAGO – As swimming season begins in the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) reminds beachgoers and boaters to download myBeachCast, beachcast.glin.net, to get the latest swim advisories, weather conditions and hazard alerts for more than 2,000 beaches in the Great Lakes region.
myBeachCast will add an iOS ... Read More »
Bay City, Mich. – The Great Lakes have been designated as a Critical Conservation Area, which means the region will be eligible for increased funding from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program under the new Farm Bill.
The announcement was made this afternoon by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), chairwoman of the ... Read More »
Washington, D.C. – Today the Great Lakes Commission called for immediate action on a suite of near-term measures to reduce the risk of interbasin transfer of Asian carp and other invasive species at the Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS).
The action is in response to the January 2014 release of ... Read More »
Madison, Wis. – The Lower Fox River Watershed, just south of Green Bay, will be home to a network of farms that will demonstrate the best, leading-edge conservation practices to reduce phosphorus entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Great Lakes Commission ... Read More »