Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

Great Lakes Commission to convene in Cleveland

Gov. Taft, Congressman LaTourette are featured speakers 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Ohio Gov. Bob Taft will be the keynote speaker when policymakers and opinion leaders from throughout the binational Great Lakes region convene in Cleveland Oct. 15 for the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission.

Taft, who chairs ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission moves to new offices

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is getting a new home.

The Commission, a binational agency established to promote the informed use, management and protection of Great Lakes water resources, will consolidate its operations by moving to new offices on Oct. 21, 2002.

The move, to the Eisenhower ...   Read More »

Top hydrologist joins Great Lakes Commission staff

Roger Gauthier to lead new program 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce that Roger Gauthier, a longtime hydrologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Detroit District, is joining the Commission as manager of its newly established Data and Information Management Program.

Gauthier, a ...   Read More »

New restoration initiative targets Lake St. Clair

Project to focus on coastal habitat 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Efforts to address the longstanding needs of Lake St. Clair will get another major boost this fall when the Great Lakes Commission begins a two-year project to help restore and protect the lake’s coastal habitat.

The Lake St. Clair Coastal ...   Read More »

Working together to restore the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes are the freshwater jewels of the entire world. But it will take many hands to restore their luster.

Building Partnerships for Restoration will be the theme of the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, Oct. 14-15 in Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission establishes two new program areas

Communications, information management functions will expand 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission announces the creation of two new program areas that will greatly enhance its capacity to manage and distribute information critical to informed public policy decisionmaking.

The new program areas are Communications and Internet Technology, and ...   Read More »

2002 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications technology

Amber Miller, a first-year student in Political Science and Environmental Biology at the University of Dayton (Ohio), is the winner of the 2002 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship.

“Through my studies, I hope to help stop or slow the pollution ...   Read More »

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