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 calls for full GLRI funding; reaffirms commitment to NAFTA

Great Lakes Commissioners from the U.S. and Canada traveled to Washington, D.C. in early March to urge Congress to protect the Great Lakes, encouraging elected officials to protect the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

GLC 2018 Legislative Priorities

The GLC’s 2018 legislative 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.

Coalition released joint priorities for the Great Lakes

Prior to Great Lakes Day in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and states, cities and tribes released joint priorities for sustaining Great Lakes restoration and economic revitalization.

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.

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.

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.

Democrat criticizes EPA over access to water summit

Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan’s 5th Congressional District is speaking out following reports that one of his office staff members was not allowed to participate in the EPA’s National Leadership Summit on PFAS. Read the full story by The...

No flooding this year, but Lake Ontario is still high

Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are not likely to see a repeat of last summer's high-water levels, but regulators are still trying to help things return to normal in the wake of heavy rains and snowmelt over the past year. Read the full story by North Country...

Turtle recovery efforts slow and steady

A bevy of baby Blanding’s turtles made the slow plunge into their new home on a coastal plain of Lake Michigan this past week as part of a continuing effort to restore the population of the seemingly smiling turtle. Read the full story by the Daily...

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