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.


Join us online for the 2020 GLC Annual Meeting!

Please join us online for the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, November 17-19!  This year’s meeting will focus on collaboration toward a resilient Great Lakes future. Learn more and register now!


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…


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…


The Compact Quarterly

The August 2020 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Compact Quarterly, shares information about the fall annual meeting, calls for Congressional investments in the Great Lakes Basin, Blue Accounting’s partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and more.  Subscribe today!


Great Lakes orgs urge Congress to include Great Lakes investments in stimulus funding

In a recent letter, Great Lakes organizations joined their voices in urging Congress to include critical Great Lakes investments in legislation to stimulate economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more…


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.

Seaway ‘grain rush’ continues as harvests arrive

Canadian grain shipments through the St. Lawrence Seaway topped 6.2 million tonnes at the end of September, maintaining its 20 per cent increase over the 2019 season, according to the latest results. While the ‘grain rush’ has helped lift cargo totals, Great...

Grand Rapids selected for lead pipe replacement grant

A western Michigan city has been selected to receive a $5.1 million federal water infrastructure improvement grant to help pay for lead service line replacement. The grant will help fund 1,700 lead service line replacements in the coming years. Read the full story by...

Details emerge on PFAS contaminants In East Bay Township

Approximately 20 households in East Bay Township near Traverse City, Michigan could have drinking wells contaminated with PFAS chemicals linked to cancer and other health risks with state and local health officials seeking to test the properties, provide bottled water...

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