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.

Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

The Great Lakes Day Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C., took place on March 7, 2019, featuring engaging dialogue with numerous congressional leaders on Great Lakes issues!  Check out #greatlakesday on social media for photos and news about the event.

2019 GLC Federal Priorities

The GLC’s 2019 federal 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.

2019 Great Lakes Regional Priorities

During the annual Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., a broad coalition representing business, maritime, labor and environmental groups, regional agencies, state legislators, cities and tribes released a set of shared priorities for restoring the Great Lakes, supporting a thriving economy, and sustaining a healthy environment.

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 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.

Great Lakes already hit by climate change

The most comprehensive assessment of climate impact on the Great Lakes region to date found that the region has warmed more compared to the rest of the U.S., and predicts increased flooding, algal blooms, and coastal erosion by the end of this century. Read the full...

Ships to start loading Friday

The Soo Locks open at midnight on Monday, signaling the start of shipping season on the Great Lakes. Read the full story by the Duluth News Tribune.

Coalition releases shared priorities for the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – In advance of this week’s annual Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., a broad coalition representing business, maritime, labor and environmental groups, regional agencies, state legislators, cities and tribes released a set of shared priorities for...

Position Available: Help Desk Specialist (Part Time)

The Great Lakes Commission is looking for a customer service-oriented Help Desk Specialist to work up to 20 hours per week providing technical and troubleshooting assistance related to computer hardware and software, mobile devices and other tech tools and products.

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