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.

Huge schools of baitfish indicate healthy Lake Huron

"Like many of our native fish species, emerald shiners experienced a resurgence in numbers after the collapse of alewives back in 2003," said Jim Baker, fisheries unit manager for the Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources. Read the full story by the Times...

Good walleye season predicted

Steven McNevin, operations supervisor for the Lake Ontario Management Unit said the prediction that Belleville and the Bay of Quinte, Ontario will retain its title of “walleye capital” is based on extensive research over many months. Read the full story by the...



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