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.


Blue Accounting partners with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to track Great Lakes coastal investments, impacts

 In a historic agreement, Blue Accounting has partnered with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to better track investments in restoring and protecting Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Read more…


2020 GLC Federal Priorities for the Great Lakes

The GLC’s 2020 federal priorities document recommends actions to Congress and the administration that will strengthen our nation, create jobs, protect public health and revitalize communities.


Great Lakes Day 2020

Thank you for joining us for the 2020 Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast and Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C. on March 5! This annual event featured dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.  Click here for #GreatLakesDay highlights!


Green Infrastructure Champions Program grants awarded

The Great Lakes Green Infrastructure Champions Program helps communities overcome the physical and institutional barriers to more effective stormwater management.  The Commission recently announced grant awards to five Great Lakes communities to promote green infrastructure under the program.


Blue Accounting releases most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands in the U.S.

Blue Accounting, a data-driven Great Lakes information initiative, recently released the most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands protection, restoration and enhancement projects in the Great Lakes Basin. The database will help track progress toward Great Lakes Restoration Initiative goals.


2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report

The 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report is now available online!  The report includes remarks from Chair John Linc Stine and Executive Director Darren J. Nichols as well as information regarding revenues, expenses, funders, and commissioners.

Bigheaded carp pose big threat, new model suggests

Bigheaded carp are a big threat to yellow perch, according to a new model that forecasts what would happen over the next several decades if bighead and silver carp made it into Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay. Read the full story by Great Lakes Echo.

State pollution control deems Duluth drinking water safe

Samples of water taken into Duluth’s Lakewood pump house “did not reveal any concerns about the safety of the drinking water drawn,” said a top state official in a letter to St. Louis County, Minnesota  last week. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.

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