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.


2023 GLC Federal Priorities for the Great Lakes

The GLC released its 2023 federal priorities, urging the Biden administration and Congress to invest in projects and programs that will protect the Great Lakes and accelerate the national economy. Read more about our priorities here.


Great Lakes Day 2023

Great Lakes Day 2023, featuring the annual Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast Reception, took place Thursday, March 9. The yearly event is sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission and Northeast-Midwest Institute. Thanks for joining us in D.C.!


Position available at the GLC

The GLC has an immediate opening for a program specialist to assist with various aquatic invasive species projects and regional collaboratives. Join our staff in Ann Arbor — learn more and apply today!


Action Plan for a Resilient Great Lakes Basin

The GLC released a new action plan to guide the region’s efforts to make the Great Lakes more resilient to the effects of climate change. Read more about the Action Plan for a Resilient Great Lakes Basin.


The Advisor

The February 2023 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, includes our recent Action Plan for a Resilient Great Lakes Basin, news about our project on improving water infrastructure, a federal funding update, and more.


Invasive Mussel Collaborative releases new tool

The Invasive Mussel Collaborative released a new tool to help identify priority Great Lakes basin sites for implementing experimental invasive mussel control. Read more about the tool here.

Artificial reefs bring wild lake trout to Lake Huron

The ecological success of artificial reefs in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay could teach people how to restore fish populations across the world. Researchers observed that the number of trout eggs found indicated the fish used the constructed reefs just as much as the...

RFP: Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz grants

The Great Lakes Commission today issued a request for proposals (RFP)  to support in-person outreach and voluntary watercraft inspections in coordination with the annual regional Great Lakes Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Landing Blitz. This funding is intended to...

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