News and Announcements

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 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 »

Great Lakes Commission endorses legislation to accelerate efforts to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission calls on Congress to adopt legislation introduced today that would accelerate efforts to prevent the movement of aquatic invasive species — especially Asian carp — between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds.

The Stop Asian Carp Act of 2011, first introduced ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Commission urges Congress to keep Great Lakes Restoration Initiative on path to success

Washington, D.C. – Citing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River system as an “environmental and economic asset of vital importance to the nation,” the Great Lakes Commission called today for an ongoing federal commitment to the $2.2 billion Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This action headlined the Commission’s Fiscal Year 2012 ...   Read More »

$2 Million Funding Goal Met, Lead Contractor Selected for Study Initiative to Modernize the Chicago Waterway System and Protect the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

A fast-tracked effort by Great Lakes states and cities to develop options for separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River while improving transportation, water quality and flood control is now underway after reaching a funding target of $2 million, largely from private funders, and selection of an expert consulting ...   Read More »

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