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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »