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.

GLC awarded funding to restore Areas of Concern in Ohio and Michigan 

The GLC will support the design and restoration of valuable habitat in the Maumee River AOC in Ohio and the Clinton River AOC in Michigan, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes states, and local partners.

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.

Keeping carp out of the Great Lakes: Who pays?

The preferred option of the Army Corps of Engineers’ report to stop Asian carp in Illinois needs $179 million from the federal treasury, and federal law requires a non-federal source for the remaining balance of $96 million. That remaining balance is likely the...

Former Michigan congressman Vern Ehlers dies at 83

Vern Ehlers, who championed the Great Lakes and scientific research and education while representing west Michigan during 17 years in Congress, died Tuesday night in Grand Rapids at age 83. Read the full story by The Detroit...

Researchers search for clues to toxic algae blooms

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Science Museum of Minnesota's St. Croix Watershed Research Station are fanning out across Minnesota, trying to figure out what exactly triggers toxic algae blooms, and what lakes might be at most risk. Read the full...



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