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Stakeholders share their views on Great Lakes restoration

Workshop series proceedings available at 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Results of a series of stakeholder workshops gathering public input on how to restore and protect the Great Lakes are now available from the Great Lakes Commission.

The report, A Blueprint for the Future: Toward a Great Lakes Restoration Strategy, ...   Read More »

Great Lakes issues to take center stage

Great Lakes Day in Washington, March 2, 2005

Ann Arbor, Mich. – How will the Great Lakes fare in Congress this year? What is being done to harmonize Great Lakes priorities through the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Initiative? What perspectives do our regional, national and binational leaders have on Great ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission announces staff leadership change

Mike Donahue concludes two decades of service; Tom Crane appointed interim director

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Dr. Michael J. Donahue, long-standing president/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, is stepping down from that post to accept a senior executive position in the private sector. Donahue, the longest-serving staff director in Commission ...   Read More »

Conference Proceedings: Actions Toward a Sustainable Great Lakes

View the conference proceedings

In May of 2004, over 200 policymakers, opinion leaders and stakeholders throughout the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region convened for a common purpose: to move the notion of “sustainability” from concept to application. Through plenary sessions, breakout groups, social events and hallway conversations, a philosophy emerged ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission seeks grant applications for soil erosion, sediment control

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Great Lakes Commission is seeking grant applications for local projects to improve water quality through the reduction of soil erosion and sedimentation under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.

Funding is available for projects the following categories: Demonstration projects involving ...   Read More »

Guide illustrates beneficial uses for dredged material

Ann Arbor, Mich. — A significant problem in navigation channel maintenance dredging is finding ways to dispose of the resulting material. A recently published guide from the Great Lakes Commission addresses that problem by showing how that material can be put to productive uses in upland areas.

The guide, Testing ...   Read More »

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