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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
$66 million in economic benefits over ten years—a 6-to-1 return on investment—and nearly 65,000 new visitors annually
A large-scale coastal restoration project on Muskegon Lake, located in West Michigan on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits (a 6-to-1 return on investment) ... Read More »
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 »