Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

“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 »

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