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 for the 2019 GLC Annual Meeting

Save the date for the 2019 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, October 9-11 in beautiful Québec City! Check back later this summer for registration and agenda information, and visit our meetings page to view prior meeting materials. We look forward to seeing you in Québec!


Blue Accounting releases most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands in the U.S.

Blue Accounting has released the most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands protection, restoration and enhancement projects in the Great Lakes Basin to help track progress toward Great Lakes Restoration Initiative goals.


2019 GLC Federal Priorities for the Great Lakes

The GLC’s 2019 federal priorities document recommends actions to Congress and the Administration that will create jobs, protect public health and revitalize struggling communities in the Great Lakes region. Additionally, state-specific materials showcase individual states’ benefits.


2019 Great Lakes Regional Priorities

On Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., a broad coalition of business, maritime, labor and environmental groups, regional agencies, state legislators, cities and tribes released a set of shared priorities for restoring the Great Lakes, supporting a thriving economy, and sustaining a healthy environment.


2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report

The 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report is now available online!  The report includes remarks from Chair John Linc Stine and Executive Director Darren J. Nichols as well as information regarding revenues, expenses, funders, and commissioners.


GLC calls on President and Congress to provide full funding for new Soo Lock

At the 2018 GLC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Great Lakes Commission called on President Trump and the U.S. Congress to fully fund the construction of a new large lock at the Soo Locks complex.

States, provinces discuss cooperation on stopping Asian carp

U.S. states and Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region are looking for ways to cooperate on preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. Representatives of the states and provinces met this week in Chicago to discuss a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal...

Dredging of Black River Canal to begin

In Michigan, the city of Port Huron has received a permit to dredge the Black River Canal beginning Aug. 1. The Black River is about 60 miles long and flows southeast into the St. Clair River. The canal extends through the north end of Port Huron into Lake Huron. Read...

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