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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.


The Advisor

The March 2021 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, shares Great Lakes Day 2021 news and important federal updates, a recent successful project announced by the Invasive Mussel Collaborative, information on habitat restoration projects, and more. Subscribe today!


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The GLC released a report detailing the uses of Great Lakes water in 2019. 38.9 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn from the basin in 2019, an overall decrease in water use from 2018.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


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…

Tribal nations back Michigan in Line 5 pipeline dispute

Native American tribes say the risk of an oil spill from the Line 5 oil pipeline poses a “grave threat” to their right to hunt, fish and gather in northern Michigan and the Great Lakes. Tribal nations in Michigan assert that the Straits of Mackinac remain critically...

Congress considers once-in-a-generation bill for conservation

A bipartisan bill to enhance wildlife protection was introduced in Congress this week. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would provide states, territories and tribes with $1.4 billion annually to protect important species and their associated habitats, and directs...

The Advisor E-Newsletter: March 2021

In this edition: Great Lakes Day 2021 and federal updates, the 2019 annual report of the Great Lakes Regional Water Use Database, updates from GLC project initiatives, and more.

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