Our Work

Here’s some of the work we’re doing to ensure a healthy environment, strong economy and high quality of life for current and future generations.

Green infrastructure grants available for small communities

The GLC is pleased to announce the RFP for the Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program, which will provide funding to help communities improve water quality, manage stormwater, and enhance community well-being.

Restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concern

The Great Lakes Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are leading efforts to restore several Great Lakes Areas of Concern— the worst “toxic hotspots” in the region.

Research papers on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region released

The GLC released three research papers it commissioned that focused on key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region.

New videos highlight impact of GLRI at Muskegon Lake, St. Marys River

The GLC and NOAA released videos highlighting the economic and environmental impact of work they are leading in Muskegon, Michigan, and at the Little Rapids portion of the St. Marys River.

Transforming Great Lakes data into useful information

Blue Accounting, a groundbreaking new initiative of the GLC and the Nature Conservancy, provides decision-makers with a big picture view of complex issues so they can allocate resources most efficiently.

Blue Accounting launches collaborative effort to protect Great Lakes source water

The GLC recently brought together water professionals from around the Great Lakes basin to discuss regional goals for protecting our source water—lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater—which more than 48 million residents rely on.

Invasive crayfish reported in 2 bodies of water in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of the invasive red swamp crayfish, also known as Louisiana crayfish, in Sunset Lake in Vicksburg on the state's west side and a retention pond off Haggerty Road in Novi. Read the full story by the...

State program awards grants for coastal resources

The Wisconsin Coastal Management Program distributed $2.4 million statewide for 34 grants that will be used by local and state governments, regional planning commissions, universities and nonprofit organizations to assist with coastal resource projects. Read the full...

New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom

A robotic underwater laboratory has been deployed in Lake Erie with a goal of preventing future water crises that leave Toledo-area residents without safe drinking water due to high levels of microcystin toxins.  Read the full story by The Associated...

The Advisor e-newsletter: June 2017

Library | The Advisor newsletter serves as the Great Lakes Commission’s voice in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence region. This e-newsletter offers news and information to keep our partners up to date on our work on behalf of our member states and provinces, and the 48...

Green infrastructure grants available for small communities

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) is pleased to announce the request for proposals (RFP) for the Great Lakes Emerging Champions Mini-Grant Program. The Mini-Grant Program will provide funding to help small and medium sized communities improve water quality, manage...



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