Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

Inaugural remarks of Commission Chair Sam Speck

Remarks by Samuel W. Speck, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, upon his election as chair of the Great Lakes Commission and setting out his priorities for the Commission in the upcoming year.

Thank you for your vote of confidence in me and Vice Chair Tom Huntley. We ...   Read More »

Report calls for $80 million boost in regional conservation funding

Great Lakes soil and water conservation districts face growing responsibilities

Ann Arbor, Mich. – An additional $80 million a year is needed to adequately protect and manage the soil, water quality and related natural resources of the Great Lakes basin, according to a newly released analysis of Great Lakes conservation districts....   Read More »

Aquatic Nuisance Species: The time to act is now!

Key legislation still pending as 107th Congress draws to a close 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – With time running out for the 107th Congress, the Great Lakes Commission is urging it not to forget the acute threat that aquatic nuisance species pose to the Great Lakes and the rest of the ...   Read More »

Ohio DNR Director Sam Speck to head Great Lakes Commission

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Sam Speck, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, is the new chair of the Great Lakes Commission, a binational agency representing the Great Lakes states and provinces on matters of Great Lakes policy, research and management.

Speck, who heads the Commission’s Ohio delegation, was unanimously ...   Read More »

Commission projects advance environmental and economic prosperity

Great Lakes Commission directs $5.75 million to regional priorities 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to “Restore the Greatness” to the Great Lakes are being aided by $5.75 million in FY 2003 funds for Great Lakes Commission projects and programs addressing the region’s resource management needs. The Commission, a binational agency ...   Read More »

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