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 in Erie!

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2022 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, October 11-13 in Erie, Pennsylvania. The event convened leaders from the United States and Canada on top issues facing the Great Lakes. Click to learn more!


Position available at the GLC

The GLC has an immediate opening for a senior program specialist to assist with various projects and issue-specific regional collaboratives. Join our staff in Ann Arbor — learn more and apply today!


The Advisor

The August 2022 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, includes news from the GLC, plus new tools from Blue Accounting, the Invasive Mussel Collaborative, and the HABs Collaborative; and more.


2021 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report

The 2021 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report is now available online! The GLC’s Annual Report includes remarks from Chair Todd L. Ambs and  Executive Director Erika Jensen. Read the report here.


Invasive Mussel Collaborative releases new tool

The Invasive Mussel Collaborative released a coordination tool to help protect the Great Lakes basin from the impacts of invasive mussels. Read more about the new “Dreissena Project Coordination Mapper” here. 

EPA orders Ohio power plant to stop dumping toxic coal ash

In a major action to address toxic wastewater from coal-fired power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered the Gen. James Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio, to stop dumping dangerous coal ash into unlined storage ponds and speed cleanup of the...

Eel Protection Study at Iroquois Water Control Dam

In Lisbon, New York, the Eel Protection Study, a five-month study that investigates the use of light to guide adult American eel through hydroelectric power stations, aims to guide, collect, and transport the eel during its migration from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic...

Great Lakes Commission video highlights restoration of Maumee River site

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today released a video highlighting its work to restore a former confined disposal site along the Maumee River in Ohio. The site, known as Penn 7, was used in the 1970s for disposal of silt dredged from the Maumee’s...

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Join the GLC’s HABs Collaborative on December 1 at 3:30 p.m. EDT for a webinar titled Great Lakes HABs- A Regional… https://t.co/6M9Sa0TwCY