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 on President and Congress to provide full funding for new Soo Lock

At the 2018 GLC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, the GLC called on President Trump and the U.S. Congress to fully fund the construction of a new large lock at the Soo Locks complex.

GLC releases Green infrastructure policy recommendations

Ahead of a Congressional briefing in D.C., the GLC recently released a report outlining steps to increase the adoption of green infrastructure in communities across the Great Lakes.

GLC applauds Great Lakes provisions in water infrastructure legislation

The GLC sent a letter to Great Lakes Senators supporting provisions in America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S.2800), Senate legislation that strengthens important Great Lakes programs and addresses critical challenges.

GLC launches online portal for Great Lakes maritime jobs

The GLC recently launched a website for information about maritime careers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.  The site provides information for job seekers and employers.  Submit your maritime job post today to be featured on the site’s job board!

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.

Whitmer and Nessel expected to fight Line 5 tunnel agreement

Michigan's new governor and attorney general are expected to try to undo state agreements with Enbridge to build a Line 5 oil pipeline tunnel, even if the current administration, as expected, pushes through the agreements before the end of the year. Read the full...

New tech helps vessels enter canal locks

A Finnish technology group has partnered with Canada's CSL Group to develop a system to help facilitate a vessel's approach and entrance into locks along the St. Lawrence Seaway system. Read the full story in the St. Catharines...

Climate change and its impact on Lake Superior fishing

When it comes to addressing climate change and fisheries, including on Lake Superior, many fisheries biologists and others addressing this topic focus on planning for change, rather than the solutions to climate change. In other words, the question “is climate change...

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