Category Archives: News and Announcements

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 »

Lt. Gov. Farrow, Mayor Norquist to address Great Lakes Commission

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 »

GLIN Daily News announces new partnership with the Great Lakes Radio Consortium

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 »

Great Lakes states commit to new Soo Lock

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 »

Governor proclaims Oct. 7-13 as Great Lakes Commission Week in Wisconsin

“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 »

The Last Word: Let’s Just Do It!

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 »

Commission gains new regional coordinator

Jon MacDonagh-Dumler
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 »

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