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 releases report on uses of Great Lakes water in 2019

The GLC released a report detailing the uses of Great Lakes water in 2019. 38.9 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn from the basin in 2019, an overall decrease in water use from 2018. Read more…


The Advisor

The December 2020 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, shares news of Erika Jensen’s recent naming as interim executive director, the 2020 GLC Annual Meeting, WRDA reauthorization, habitat restoration projects, and more.  Subscribe today!


Thanks for joining us online for the 2020 GLC Annual Meeting!

Thank you for helping make the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, our first fully-online annual meeting, a success! This year’s meeting focused on collaboration toward a resilient Great Lakes future. Read the press release to learn more!


GLC awards $1.55 million to reduce runoff into Great Lakes

The GLC announced that it will award $1.55 million in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program. Read more…


2nd annual event raises boater awareness of AIS and prevention across the Great Lakes Basin

The GLC is working with states and provinces to coordinate the second annual Great Lakes AIS Landing Blitz this summer to remind boaters and the public about the risks of spreading aquatic invasive species. Read more…


Great Lakes orgs urge Congress to include Great Lakes investments in stimulus funding

In a recent letter, Great Lakes organizations joined their voices in urging Congress to include critical Great Lakes investments in legislation to stimulate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more…

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