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 »
A coalition of Great Lakes states, municipalities, tribes, businesses, industries, and conservation groups is urging Congress to restore funding to programs to heal the Great Lakes. In a letter released today, the groups are asking lawmakers to reject massive cuts proposed in a U.S. House budget and to maintain the ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The rapid spread of the invasive plant Phragmites australis (also known as common reed) in wetlands and roadside ditches across the Great Lakes has sparked intensive management and planning efforts to stem the tide of the plant’s progression. To augment these efforts, a new interactive mapping ... Read More »
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 »
Long-awaited legislation to protect the Great Lakes against a potentially devastating invasion by Asian carp and addressing other regional needs cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Senate approved it on Wednesday.
The Senate voted to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), including a provision for the completion and ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission welcomes new bipartisan legislation introduced today in the U.S. Senate 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 was introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – As swimming season begins in the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Commission has released new tools to ensure people’s time spent at the beach, hitting the waves and ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – According to 2011 water use data from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin states and provinces, more than 44 billion gallons per day (BGD) are ... Read More »
Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission welcomes Senate action this week on a new Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that includes provisions intended to increase critically needed resources to alleviate the backlog ... Read More »