News and Announcements

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 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 »

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