Category Archives: News and Announcements

Great Lakes Commission renews call for federal ballast discharge standards and measures to control harmful algae blooms

Detroit, Mich. - Regulation of ballast water to prevent the introduction of invasive species and reduction of nutrients associated with algal blooms were among measures endorsed by the Great Lakes Commission at its annual meeting, which concluded today in Detroit.

The meeting kicked off a first-ever series of meetings in ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative 4th Annual Meeting: Transmission essential to enable Great Lakes states to meet renewable energy goals

The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative launched its 4th Annual Meeting today to celebrate progress, examine challenges, and forge new partnerships and priorities related to wind energy in the Great Lakes region.

In his opening remarks, Tim Eder, executive director of the Great Lakes Commission, recognized the region’s progress by highlighting ...   Read More »

2011 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions

The 2011 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting overview and resolutions are now available online.  Thanks for joining us in Detroit!

Click here to visit the Meeting Archive page...   Read More »

Commission welcomes guests from Tianjin, China

Ann Arbor, Mich. - On Aug. 30, 2011, the Great Lakes Commission welcomed guests from Tianjin, China. The six-member delegation included Deputy Secretary Xuegang Hou and a team of planners from the Tianjin Planning Bureau and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. Commission staff who participated and helped to ...   Read More »

Saginaw Bay watershed initiates sediment reduction efforts

Ann Arbor, Mich.Pinnebog River watershed stakeholders kicked off a large-scale sediment reduction project today in Elkton, Mich. The Pinnebog project received $745,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds from the Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). The project is ...   Read More »

myBeachCast: Real-time beach data now available via smartphones

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Great Lakes Commission, in partnership with LimnoTech and the Great Lakes states, has developed a smartphone application that provides more options and opportunities for public access to beach advisories and other environmental information.

Funded by the U.S. EPA-led Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the myBeachCast application ...   Read More »

Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the Great Lakes Region

A new online guide to advancing wind energy while protecting the environment and addressing community concerns was released today by the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC), a public/private coalition of interests advancing sustainable wind energy development within the Great Lakes region.

Best Practices for Sustainable Wind Energy Development in the ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative recognized in national award

The Great Lakes Commission received the Larry Flowers Award for Outstanding Leadership in recognition of its efforts supporting the Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC). The award was received on behalf of the Great Lakes Commission by Victoria Pebbles at the Wind Powering America (WPA) All-States Summit on May 26, 2011, ...   Read More »

Scientists Back Collins Mercury Bill

Yesterday, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) re-introduced a bill to establish a Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Network. Since 2003, members of the scientific ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission recommends Congressional guidance for improving implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

In a letter to Congress, Great Lakes Commission Chairman Jim Tierney has provided a series of recommendations for improving implementation of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and asked that it be incorporated as guidance in the Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations bills. In correspondence to the House and Senate appropriations ...   Read More »

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