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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Beach closings, water exports, invasive species on agenda in Milwaukee
Ann Arbor, Mich. – Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow will give the keynote address when the Great Lakes Commission holds its annual meeting in Milwaukee, “The Genuine American City,” on Oct. 10-11.
Farrow will speak Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, at ... Read More »
Joint production broadens GLIN Daily News exposure, sustains initiative
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The growth and popularity of the Daily News services on the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) has resulted in a new partnership with the Great Lakes Radio Consortium (GLRC). Beginning this month, GLIN and GLRC will jointly ... Read More »
Funds secured from Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania
Construction of a new Soo Lock has taken a step closer to reality with commitments from three Great Lakes states to pick up a share of the cost.
The Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania legislatures all appropriated funds this summer to cover their contributions ... Read More »
“I will continue to work toward environmental and economic prosperity for the Great Lakes region,” says Governor
Madison, WI – Wisconsin Gov. Scott McCallum has proclaimed the week of Oct. 7-13 “Great Lakes Commission Week” in Wisconsin. McCallum said Wisconsin is a proud member of the Great Lakes Commission, which ... Read More »
Develop a consensus-based Great Lakes Restoration Plan
By Nathaniel E. Robinson
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Great Lakes Commission
To appear in the September/October Advisor
In March of this year, members of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force invited the Great Lakes governors to coordinate development of a comprehensive, region-wide ... Read More »
MacDonagh-Dumler recently joined the Commission following five years in the Institute for Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University. He provides management support for the Regional Coordination Program that develops and advocates recommendations on laws, policies and programs to promote environmental health and economic prosperity in the Great Lakes region.
Additional ... Read More »