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.


Thank you for joining us for Great Lakes Day!

Thank you for participating in Great Lakes Day 2021, held online on March 3! The event featured remarks on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies. Click to learn more!


2021 GLC Federal Priorities for the Great Lakes

The GLC’s 2021 federal priorities document recommends actions to Congress and the Biden administration toward revitalizing and protecting the Great Lakes environment and economy. Read the news release to learn more.


GLC releases report on uses of Great Lakes water in 2019

The GLC released a report detailing the uses of Great Lakes water in 2019. 38.9 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn from the basin in 2019, an overall decrease in water use from 2018. Read more…


The Advisor

The December 2020 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, shares news of Erika Jensen’s recent naming as interim executive director, the 2020 GLC Annual Meeting, WRDA reauthorization, habitat restoration projects, and more.  Subscribe today!


2nd annual event raises boater awareness of AIS and prevention across the Great Lakes Basin

The GLC is working with states and provinces to coordinate the second annual Great Lakes AIS Landing Blitz this summer to remind boaters and the public about the risks of spreading aquatic invasive species. Read more…


GLC awards $1.55 million to reduce runoff into Great Lakes

The GLC announced that it will award $1.55 million in grants to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program. Read more…

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