Category Archives: News and Announcements

Senate urged to act on Great Lakes Basin Program funding

The Great Lakes Commission has been very concerned that the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee has yet to appropriate FY 2004 funds for the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The Senate appropriated $2.5 million last year and has supported this highly successful program every year since ...   Read More »

“Virtual workshop” features GIS technology, applications

A recently held “virtual workshop” at Commission offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., demonstrated new Internet-web conferencing capabilities while enabling more than 75 participants spread among various locations to share information on Geographic Information System (GIS) development for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.

More than 50 participants logged-in to workshop presentations ...   Read More »

Is it safe to swim? Introducing Great Lakes BeachCast

Great Lakes beachgoers can now access an internet gateway to information on Great Lakes beach conditions, including health advisories, water temperature, wave heights, monitoring data and more. BeachCast, a service of the Great Lakes Commission and its Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), is now available at

Users of the ...   Read More »

Dave Knight joins Great Lakes Commission staff

Maritime transportation activities to expand

Ann Arbor, Mich. – David L. Knight, longtime editor of Great Lakes/ Seaway Review magazine (Harbor House Publishers, Boyne City, Mich.), has joined the Great Lakes Commission as a maritime transportation specialist.

Knight, who brings 16 years of knowledge and experience to the Commission, is ...   Read More »

2003 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission — Oct. 1-3, Chicago, Illinois

“Thinking Regionally, Acting Locally!” Ensuring Environmental and Economic Prosperity for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region

You’re invited!
For a great time in the Great Lakes region, come join us for the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission! We’ll be convening October 1-3 at the Holiday Inn City Centre ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission, Sea Grant to partner on restoration effort

Efforts to “Restore the Greatness” move forward

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to restore and protect the Great Lakes ecosystem are taking a significant step forward, thanks to a new initiative by the Great Lakes Commission and the National Sea Grant College Program.

The Commission will partner with university-based Sea ...   Read More »

Federal Funds Strengthen Conservation Efforts in Great Lakes Region

Columbus, OH – Water quality improvements in the Great Lakes basin will receive a boost from $2.5 million in federal conservation funds to support erosion and sediment control and protective land use practices in Ohio and the rest of the Great Lakes region. The funds will strengthen the Great Lakes ...   Read More »

2003 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications technology

Kevin Bennardo, a senior at Miami University of Ohio, is the recipient of the 2003 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship. Bennardo is pursuing a dual major in mass communications and political science.

His winning essay addressed the alteration and ...   Read More »

Mayors seek greater voice in Great Lakes/St. Lawrence issues

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Mayors of the coastal communities throughout the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region came to St. Catharines, Ontario, this week to assert an more active role in the protection and management of the great natural resource at their shores.

The mayors, gathered for the 17th annual conference ...   Read More »

Environmental Challenges of the 21st Century: Great Lakes Experiences and Global Applications

A Great Lakes Commission and International Lakes Environment Committee Special Joint Symposium

June 24, 2003 – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Schmitt Academic Center, Room 154
DePaul University, Chicago, Ill.

Symposium Agenda

It has been 17 years since the last World Conference on Large Lakes was held in the Great Lakes basin. ...   Read More »

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