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.

GLC calls for full GLRI funding; reaffirms commitment to NAFTA

Great Lakes Commissioners from the U.S. and Canada traveled to Washington, D.C. in early March to urge Congress to protect the Great Lakes, encouraging elected officials to protect the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

GLC 2018 Legislative Priorities

The GLC’s 2018 legislative 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.

Coalition released joint priorities for the Great Lakes

Prior to Great Lakes Day in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and states, cities and tribes released joint priorities for sustaining Great Lakes restoration and economic revitalization.

Transforming Great Lakes data into useful information

Blue Accounting, a groundbreaking new initiative of the GLC and the Nature Conservancy, provides decision-makers with a big picture view of complex issues so they can allocate resources most efficiently.

Research papers on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region released

The GLC released three research papers it commissioned that focused on key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region.

New videos highlight impact of GLRI at Muskegon Lake, St. Marys River

The GLC and NOAA released videos highlighting the economic and environmental impact of work they are leading in Muskegon, Michigan, and at the Little Rapids portion of the St. Marys River.

This day in history: Seaway opens for business

The St. Lawrence Seaway officially opened for business 59 years ago today. Construction of the Seaway began in 1954 and is thought to be one of the most challenging engineering feats in history. Read the full story by WNYF-TV - Watertown,...

EDITORIAL: Lake Erie shame

We already know what to do to reduce the pollution that killing Lake Erie. Now the Ohio General Assembly needs to find the will to do it. Read the full story by The...

MDEQ awards grants to 11 local governments to host river cleanups

Lansing, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of more than $21,000 in grants to support local efforts to clean up rivers, streams and creeks across the state. Michigan’s Volunteer...

We’ve moved – please note our new address!

The Great Lakes Commission office has moved! We’re still conveniently located near the State Street exit of I-94 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, now at 1300 Victors Way, Suite #1350. Please update your address books!

The Advisor e-newsletter: March 2018

In this edition: GLC names Darren Nichols new executive director, news from the recent GLC Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington, release of a framework to improve Western Lake Erie through water quality credits, GLRI funding, and more.

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