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 applauds historic bipartisan infrastructure investment

The GLC applauds Congress and the Biden Administration for enacting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  The bipartisan infrastructure legislation includes significant investments in key Great Lakes priorities, including $1 billion in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and more.


Thanks for joining us!

The 2021 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting took place online this week, October 12-14. Thank you to all participants for joining us!  Read more about the meeting here.


Grants to be awarded through GLSNRP

 The GLC will award more than $1.5 million in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes and their tributaries through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program.


The Advisor

The September 2021 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, includes news from the GLC, an update on U.S. federal legislation, information about the Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz and Muskegon Lake’s removal from the list of Great Lakes “Areas of Concern,” and more.


Growing the Great Lakes Blue Economy

A recently released action plan recommends building blocks for growing the Great Lakes basin economy by leveraging the economic potential of the region’s freshwater resources. Learn more about the Blue Economy action plan here.


Erika Jensen named GLC executive director

The Great Lakes Commission has named Erika Jensen to serve as its executive director. Jensen joined the GLC in 2006 and has served as interim executive director of the agency since August 2020. Read more…

EGLE kicks off Great Lakes PFAS Summit

A conference discussing research and policy on chemicals called PFAS starts today. The “Great Lakes Virtual PFAS Summit” is a week-long event where policymakers, environmentalists and researchers can learn about how to address the threat posed by PFAS. Read the full...

Can a bottled water royalty help preserve the Great Lakes?

Under the plan proposed by For Love of Water, a nonprofit environmental organization in Traverse City, Michigan residents would pay 3 to 6 cents and bottled water companies would pay 25 cents per gallon of water they pump from the ground to package and sell. Read the...

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