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 for the 2021 GLC Semiannual Meeting!

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2021 Great Lakes Commission Semiannual Meeting, held online May 11-12. The event convened leaders from the United States and Canada on top issues facing the Great Lakes. Click to learn more!


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!


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The GLC released a report detailing the uses of Great Lakes water in 2019. 38.9 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn from the basin in 2019, an overall decrease in water use from 2018.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

After 3 years, how is the H2Ohio program doing?

H2Ohio, a voluntary Ohio program  that works closely with local farmers to reduce Lake Erie’s harmful algal bloom problem, has indicated in its 2020 annual report that the Ohio Department of Agriculture has entered into agreements with 1,815 producers across 1,092,852...

Warming Lake Michigan could be shifting Wisconsin’s weather

About halfway between Racine, Wisconsin, and Holland, Michigan, sensors keep close tabs on the temperature of Lake Michigan at a depth of 492 feet and have reported this data almost hourly for 30 years. This 30 year dataset indicates that the depths of Lake Michigan...

Great Lakes Commission holds 2021 Semiannual Meeting online

Ann Arbor, Mich. – At its 2021 Semiannual Meeting, held online this week, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) convened leaders from the United States and Canada on top issues facing the Great Lakes. The GLC and more than 150 guests received updates on Great Lakes issues...

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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