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.

EVENTS

Great Lakes Day 2023

Register now for Great Lakes Day 2023 featuring the annual Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast Reception on Thursday, March 9, sponsored by the Great Lakes Commission and Northeast-Midwest Institute. Join us in D.C.!

NEWS

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.

NEWS

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.

LIBRARY

The Advisor

The December 2022 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, includes a new Maumee River site restoration video, Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program grant awards, recent Commissioner retirements, and more.

EVENTS

Thank you for joining us in Erie!

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2022 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, October 11-13 in Erie, Pennsylvania. The event convened leaders from the United States and Canada on top issues facing the Great Lakes. Click to learn more!

NEWS

Video highlights restoration of Maumee River site

The GLC released a video highlighting work to restore a former confined disposal site along the Maumee River in Ohio. The site, known as Penn 7, was used in the 1970s for disposal of silt dredged from the Maumee’s shipping channel. 

Project NePTWNE aims to improve Lake Erie water quality

The old Union Fish Co. building in Erie, Pennsylvania’s Wolverine Park Marina will soon take on new life. Gannon University is seeking $1.5 million from Erie County to transform the old building into the Great Lakes Research and Education Center. The facility will be...

Ontario’s commercial fishing services to move online

Commercial fishers in Ontario may soon be able to access more online services as part of what the province says is an effort to modernize licensing and reporting systems. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said this new process will allow for faster...

New lighting increases boater safety at Port Dalhousie

After several close calls among boaters sailing into Port Dalhousie, Ontario over the years, the solution was a simple as changing the color of the lights that mark the entrance to the harbor. White the lights installed at the north lighthouse on the east side of the...

Great Lakes Commission releases action plan on climate resiliency

ANN ARBOR, MI - The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today released a new action plan to guide the region’s efforts to make the Great Lakes more resilient to the effects of climate change. The Action Plan for a Resilient Great Lakes Basin helps to prioritize regional...

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