News and Announcements

New Great Lakes conservation initiative announced

Bay City, Mich. – The Great Lakes have been designated as a Critical Conservation Area, which means the region will be eligible for increased funding from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program under the new Farm Bill.

The announcement was made this afternoon by Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), chairwoman of the ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission tackles water levels, dredging backlog, Waukesha diversion and oil transportation

Milwaukee, Wis. The Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, which concluded yesterday in Milwaukee, featured spirited dialogue on water levels, the growing dredging backlog on the Great Lakes, which is impeding commercial and recreational navigation, and an action item to tackle the potential benefits and risks of oil ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission applauds House action on Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act

Ann Arbor, Mich. The Great Lakes Commission commends today’s introduction of a House bill that authorizes several critical Great Lakes restoration programs and strengthens regional coordination and binational cooperation with Canada.

The Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act (GLEEPA) was introduced by U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, representing Ohio’s ...   Read More »

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