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.


Important Semiannual Meeting update

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting has been canceled. Please cancel your travel plans for Kenosha, and save the date for our Annual Meeting on Sept. 15-17 in Erie, Pennsylvania.


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.

Port Huron works to stop sewer overflows into river

One of the biggest historical sources of pollution to the St. Clair River is about to be fully eliminated. Port Huron, Michigan, has awarded a nearly $2 million contract to separate combined sewers around the Blue Water Bridge Plaza, wrapping up a 21-year, $178...

City of Duluth applies for EPA grant

The EPA is asking the city of Duluth, Minnesota, to apply to receive funding from the agency’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. If awarded, the EPA would give $900,000 to help restore and maintain the St. Louis River Natural Area. Read the full story by KQDS-TV –...

Position Available: Executive/Administrative Assistant

The Great Lakes Commission is seeking a skilled, qualified and highly motivated executive assistant. The position performs a wide range of executive level support activities for the Great Lakes Commission and its staff. Please review the full job description for requirements and application instructions. Apply by April 30, 2020.

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