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 on President and Congress to provide full funding for new Soo Lock

At the 2018 GLC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, the GLC called on President Trump and the U.S. Congress to fully fund the construction of a new large lock at the Soo Locks complex.

GLC releases Green infrastructure policy recommendations

Ahead of a Congressional briefing in D.C., the GLC recently released a report outlining steps to increase the adoption of green infrastructure in communities across the Great Lakes.

GLC applauds Great Lakes provisions in water infrastructure legislation

The GLC sent a letter to Great Lakes Senators supporting provisions in America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (S.2800), Senate legislation that strengthens important Great Lakes programs and addresses critical challenges.

GLC launches online portal for Great Lakes maritime jobs

The GLC recently launched a website for information about maritime careers on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.  The site provides information for job seekers and employers.  Submit your maritime job post today to be featured on the site’s job board!

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.

Naturalists expect strong presence of snowy owls this year

The Indiana Audubon Society is giving a heads up to owl fans this winter, as another possible invasion of the all-white snowy owl is beginning in Indiana. The usually absent arctic owl only visits the state during cyclical “irruptions” occurring every four to five...

Climate change and its impact on Lake Superior fishing

Many of Minnesota and Ontario’s lakes are getting warmer, including Lake Superior. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have found that surface-water temperatures in Lake Superior have consistently...

glcommission @glcommission
GreatLakesCommission  @glcommission
RT @NOAA_GLERL:Apply now for @IAGLR student scholarships for graduate research and student travel awards for the annual Internatio… https://t.co/L9QOG8IU2p 

Get the latest Great Lakes Commission news and events in your inbox!

Sign up for our e-newsletter

Get the latest Great Lakes Commission news and events in your inbox!