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 for Great Lakes Day!

Please join us online for Great Lakes Day 2021, to be held March 3! The event will feature remarks on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.  Click to learn more and register!


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The GLC released a report detailing the uses of Great Lakes water in 2019. 38.9 billion gallons of water per day were withdrawn from the basin in 2019, an overall decrease in water use from 2018.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


The Advisor

The December 2020 edition of the Commission’s e-newsletter, The Advisor, shares news of Erika Jensen’s recent naming as interim executive director, the 2020 GLC Annual Meeting, WRDA reauthorization, habitat restoration projects, and more.  Subscribe today!


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…


Thanks for joining us online for the 2020 GLC Annual Meeting

Thank you for helping make the 2020 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, our first fully-online annual meeting, a success! This year’s meeting focused on collaboration toward a resilient Great Lakes future. Read the press release to learn more!

3 Wisconsin routes earn national scenic byway designations

Three Wisconsin roads have received new National Scenic Byway designations from the Federal Highway Administration, cementing them as some of the state's best places for scenic drives. The Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway and Door County Coastal Byway have both...

Regional organizations support shared priorities for the Great Lakes

Ann Arbor, Mich. – A binational coalition of regional agencies, legislators, local communities, tribes, and business and environmental groups today released their shared priorities for restoring the Great Lakes and supporting the region’s economy. 2021 marks the 15th...

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