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.


Great Lakes Day 2020

The 2020 Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., will be held March 5.  This annual event features dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.  Join us in D.C.!


Green Infrastructure Champions Program grants awarded

The Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Program helps communities overcome the physical and institutional barriers to more effective stormwater management.  The Commission recently announced grant awards to five Great Lakes communities to promote green infrastructure under the program.


Thanks for joining us in Québec!

Thank you for joining us for the 2019 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, held October 9-11 in beautiful Québec City!  Please visit our meetings web page for meeting details and information. We look forward to seeing you in March in for Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C.!


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

Blue Accounting, a data-driven Great Lakes information initiative, recently released the most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands protection, restoration and enhancement projects in the Great Lakes Basin. The database will help track progress toward Great Lakes Restoration Initiative goals.


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.


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.

PolyMet appeals ruling that blocked its mining permits

PolyMet Mining Corp. will ask the Minnesota Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that blocked state mining permits for a copper-nickel mine on the Iron Range. The mine is at the center of a conflict between mining and environmental interests, including the Fond du Lac...

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