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 endorses action plan to address growing water infrastructure crisis

The GLC endorsed a joint action plan to address the growing water infrastructure crisis in the Great Lakes region. The plan outlines actions to address a backlog in needed upgrades and repairs to water-related infrastructure in the region over the next 20 years.

GLC awarded funding to restore Areas of Concern in Ohio and Michigan 

The GLC will support the design and restoration of valuable habitat in the Maumee River AOC in Ohio and the Clinton River AOC in Michigan, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes states, and local partners.

Green infrastructure grants awarded

The GLC has awarded five small grants to promote green infrastructure in communities across the binational Great Lakes region. The grants will help bring resources and expertise to small and medium-sized communities that have not yet tried or have struggled to advance green infrastructure.

Research papers on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region released

The GLC released three research papers it commissioned that focused on key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region.

Transforming Great Lakes data into useful information

Blue Accounting, a groundbreaking new initiative of the GLC and the Nature Conservancy, provides decision-makers with a big picture view of complex issues so they can allocate resources most efficiently.

New videos highlight impact of GLRI at Muskegon Lake, St. Marys River

The GLC and NOAA released videos highlighting the economic and environmental impact of work they are leading in Muskegon, Michigan, and at the Little Rapids portion of the St. Marys River.

EDITORIAL: End the Great Lakes restoration rollercoaster

The Trump administration’s recently released federal budget proposal includes a devastating 90 percent funding cut for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. If this all sounds troublingly familiar it's because the same thing happened a year ago. Read the full story...

Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press. Read the full story by the Associated...

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