Category Archives: News and Announcements

“Heart of the Great Lakes” to get a checkup

Ann Arbor, Mich. – It’s often said that Lake St. Clair has been overlooked when it comes to environmental restoration and protection. But next week, it’s going to get some attention.

A two-day conference, Lake St. Clair: Restoring the Heart of the Great Lakes, will focus on the state of the ...   Read More »

Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Mayors to convene June 16-18 in St. Catharines

St. Catharines, Ontario – Mayors, policy makers and opinion leaders from coastal communities throughout the binational Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region will converge on St. Catharines, Ontario June 16-18 for the 17th International Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Mayors Conference. Co-hosting the conference are the City of St. Catharines, under ...   Read More »

Water quality grants target soil erosion, sedimentation

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission has awarded $1.9 million for projects and programs that will improve water quality in the Great Lakes basin through improved land management practices. Forty-two agencies and organizations spanning all eight Great Lakes states will receive these funds in 2003 (pending completion of ...   Read More »

Report points the way to improved water resources management

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to protect the water resources of the Great Lakes- St. Lawrence River basin from overuse and abuse have taken a significant step forward, thanks to a major study released by the Great Lakes Commission.

A binational organization of the Great Lakes states and provinces, the ...   Read More »

Inventory provides snapshot of regional air pollution

Ann Arbor, Mich. – An updated 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 largest multi-jurisdictional effort of its kind in North America, the updated inventory compiles data collected by the eight ...   Read More »

June conferences focus on Great Lakes protection, restoration

Ann Arbor, Mich. – June is going to be a big month for the Great Lakes, with a trio of major conferences devoted to their protection and restoration.

Among the issues to be addressed: a bigger role for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence mayors and communities in shaping regional policy, the pursuit ...   Read More »

Water level products aid boaters, maritime community

Ann Arbor, Mich. – With water levels on the Great Lakes continuing a downward trend, the Great Lakes Commission is offering new online services to aid the shipping community, shoreline property owners, boaters and all other recreational users of the Great Lakes.

The Commission has partnered with the National Oceanic ...   Read More »

Great Lakes, great challenges, great opportunities

Ann Arbor, Mich. – How to “Restore the Greatness” to the largest system of fresh water on the face of the earth? That is the question bringing Great Lakes policymakers and opinion leaders to Indianapolis on April 15-17 for the 2003 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission [register ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission issues legislative, appropriations priorities

Regional agency calls for partnership to “Restore the Greatness!” 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Saying that it’s time to give the Great Lakes their due, Great Lakes Commission Chair Sam Speck today released the Commission’s 2003 Great Lakes Program to Ensure Environmental and Economic Prosperity to members of Congress and regional ...   Read More »

New inventory keeps tabs on Great Lakes toxic air emissions

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The latest 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 largest multijurisdicional effort of its kind in North America, the updated inventory compiles data collected by ...   Read More »

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