Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

Congress authorizes Great Lakes Basin Progam for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control

Water quality will benefit 

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Great Lakes water quality advocates are applauding new federal legislation authorizing the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, a Great Lakes Commission-coordinated effort that supports innovative soil conservation and water quality enhancement projects throughout the Great Lakes basin....   Read More »

Ontario, Québec take seats on Great Lakes Commission Board

Provincial representatives gain associate member status

Ann Arbor, Mich. – In a move to enhance joint management of the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system, the Great Lakes Commission has welcomed Ontario and Québec to its board of directors.

Acting unanimously, the board recently voted to extend associate member status to ...   Read More »

Local projects to improve Great Lakes water quality

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Water quality and soil conservation in the Great Lakes states are getting a boost from a wide range of local projects that will promote erosion control, clearer streams and lakes, and sound land-use practices.

The Great Lakes Commission has selected 34 projects to share more than ...   Read More »

Shared waters, shared future on agenda

Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting in Québec City May 7-8

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The future of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system and the issues and challenges to be faced will be explored by policymakers and opinion leaders from the United States and Canada when the Great Lakes Commission holds ...   Read More »

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