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

Visit our Meetings page for an overview of this year’s events, including our 2017 legislative priorities, GLRI map, and GLRI fact sheets. Search #GLCDC17 and #GreatLakesDay on social media for more!

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.

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.

5 groups win grants to monitor lake, river conditions

Five organizations have been awarded grants to monitor water quality in Michigan lakes and rivers. The state Department of Environmental Quality and the Great Lakes Commission divided $51,000 among the groups under the Michigan Clean Water Corps program.  Read the...

Pet fish pose potential lake problems

From thousands of goldfish to varieties of carp, the Great Lakes are full of invasive and non-invasive species — especially those apparently put there by pet owners who think there is no harm in freeing them into the state’s streams, rivers or lakes.  Read the full...

Good news for flooded towns: Lake Ontario near peak

Finally, some good news for towns that been flooded for weeks by high waters in Lake Ontario. The lake-wide average water level has remained at 75.85 m for two days in a row, says the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board, which controls a huge dam...

Michigan Volunteer Stream Monitoring Program Grant Awards for 2017

Originally posted on www.micorps.net The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) are pleased to announce nearly $51,000 in grants to help five organizations perform local water quality monitoring work under the Michigan Clean...

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