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.

Save the Date: Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day

Registration is now open for the 2017 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day events, which will take place March 14-16 in Washington, D.C.

Apply for 2017 GLC Summer Policy and Communications Internship 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Policy and Communications Internship. The selected intern will participate in a range of activities to advance the environment and economy of the eight-state, two-province Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Commission applauds approval of Great Lakes priorities in water bill

The Great Lakes Commission applauded Congress for including several key Great Lakes legislative priorities in its recently-passed comprehensive water projects bill.

GLC to accelerate adoption of green infrastructure across the Great Lakes

With support from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, the GLC will launch two new projects: the Great Lakes Stormwater Technology Transfer project and the Green Infrastructure Champions Pilot Program.

Blue Accounting

Blue Accounting is a new initiative and online platform that will provide cutting-edge information services about the Great Lakes never before available in one place

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.

Warm winter has less impact on Great Lakes water levels

Despite the lack of ice cover, lake levels have remained above their long term monthly averages and could remain above those monthly averages through 2017. That's due in part of reduced evaporation because air temperatures have been milder than usual. Detroit Free...

Elk Lake trout may be new hope for Lake Michigan

Scientists have found a potential new ally in the fight to restore lake trout in Lake Michigan. Elk Lake in Antrim and Grand Traverse counties is home to a strain of fish that researchers say can contribute uniquely to trout restoration in Lake Michigan. Traverse City...

Great progress on Common Agenda at GLPC workshop

Reposted from the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative website  A group with diverse skills and jurisdictional representations made excellent progress at a Phragmites workshop this week. The workshop was held at the US Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science...

Position available: Policy and Communications Intern – Summer 2017

Application deadline: March 15    |    Download PDF Description The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) seeks a Policy and Communications Intern to participate in a range of activities in support of its work to advance the environment and economy of the eight-state,...



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