Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

Great Lakes Commission outlines plan to “Restore the Greatness”

2002 Great Lakes Program unveiled in Washington, D.C.

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Five lakes. Seven goals. One ecosystem.

Calling for bold action to undo a legacy of misuse, the Great Lakes Commission has issued a seven-point strategy to revitalize the Great Lakes, the greatest system of fresh water on the face of ...   Read More »

Introducing: The Great Lakes Endowment

An Invitation to Become a “Friend of the Great Lakes” @ friendsofthegreatlakes.org

The Great Lakes Commission announces a major new initiative to promote a healthy environment, a prosperous and sustainable economy, and a high quality of life in this great binational region. The Great Lakes Endowment has been established to enhance ...   Read More »

“Sixth Great Lake” finally gets its due

U.S., Canadians tackle Lake St. Clair cleanup

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The body of water sometimes known as the “Sixth Great Lake” is finally getting treated like one.

A binational coalition, headed by the Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is developing a plan to address ...   Read More »

New Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory released

Ann Arbor, Mich. – An updated toxic air emissions inventory -– a key environmental management tool -– has been released by the Great Lakes Commission.

The newest Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory is part of an effort to measure the toxic air emissions that affect the air and ...   Read More »

Bridges report outlines strategies

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Dr. Michael J. Donahue, President/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, has been appointed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Environmental Advisory Board. This prestigious panel of environmental experts advises the Corps’ Chief of Engineers (Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers) on national policy directions and on ...   Read More »

Donahue appointed to Corps’ Environmental Advisory Board

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Dr. Michael J. Donahue, President/CEO of the Great Lakes Commission, has been appointed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Environmental Advisory Board. This prestigious panel of environmental experts advises the Corps’ Chief of Engineers (Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers) on national policy directions and on ...   Read More »

A new large lock at the Soo – a step closer to reality

Great Lakes Commission applauds Congressional action

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission and other maritime transportation advocates are applauding a major breakthrough in the 20-year-long effort to build a new large lock at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

Last week, Congress appropriated $3 million toward the project, including $1.5 ...   Read More »

Congress urged to revive domestic steel industry

Great Lakes Commission calls for aggressive action on key sector of regional economy

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The federal government needs to adopt an aggressive policy to combat problems in the domestic steel industry, according to a leading public policy agency in the Great Lakes region.

The Great Lakes Commission, ...   Read More »

New projects will advance Great Lakes environmental and economic prosperity

Great Lakes Commission awarded $3.14 million in new grants

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Great Lakes restoration and management efforts are taking a major step forward, thanks to $3.14 million in new funding for Great Lakes Commission programs and projects. The Commission, a binational agency with state and provincial membership, promotes ...   Read More »

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