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.

GLC visits Capitol Hill to urge support for GLRI

Great Lakes Commissioners from the U.S. and Canada took to Capitol Hill this week to urge Congress to defend the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), which is rumored to be cut by 97% in President Trump’s proposed budget.

GLC Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day

Our 2017 Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day events took place March 14-16 in D.C.  Check out our GLC Meetings page for an overview including our 2017 legislative priorities, GLRI interactive map, GLRI state fact sheets and other materials. Search for #GLCDC17 and #GreatLakesDay on social media for more!

New videos highlight economic and environmental impact of GLRI work 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.

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.

GLC calls on U.S., Canada to rebuild critical Great Lakes water infrastructure

The GLC called on U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region.

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.

Trump budget eliminates Great Lakes cleanup funds

Great Lakes restoration funding is altogether eliminated in President Donald Trump's first formal budget proposal as part of $2.6 billion in cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency that will eliminate 3,200 jobs from the federal agency responsible for ensuring the...

Trump’s budget plan hurts Michigan, Great Lakes cleanup

President Donald Trump revealed his first budget blueprint on Thursday, proposing to eliminate a cleanup program for the Great Lakes Basin. Trump’s budget plan would slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by nearly a third, including reductions for the...

Position available: Habitat Restoration Program Specialist

Application deadline: March 26, 2017 EOD    |    Download PDF - Description The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has an immediate opening for a self-starting, highly motivated team player to join our team. This position will report to the program managers for Coastal...

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