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.


Save the date for the 2019 GLC Annual Meeting

Save the date for the 2019 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting, October 9-11 in beautiful Québec City! Check back later this summer for registration and agenda information, and visit our meetings page to view prior meeting materials. We look forward to seeing you in Québec!


Blue Accounting releases most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands in the U.S.

Blue Accounting has released the most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands protection, restoration and enhancement projects in the Great Lakes Basin to help track progress toward Great Lakes Restoration Initiative goals.


2019 GLC Federal Priorities for the Great Lakes

The GLC’s 2019 federal 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.


2019 Great Lakes Regional Priorities

On Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C., a broad coalition of business, maritime, labor and environmental groups, regional agencies, state legislators, cities and tribes released a set of shared priorities for restoring the Great Lakes, supporting a thriving economy, and sustaining a healthy environment.


2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report

The 2018 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report is now available online!  The report includes remarks from Chair John Linc Stine and Executive Director Darren J. Nichols as well as information regarding revenues, expenses, funders, and commissioners.


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

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

Algae anxiety a false alarm

The blue-green mass that has been floating on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph this week – suspected of possibly being harmful algae – wasn’t all it was quacked up to be. Investigators believe that it is actually non-toxic duckweed, and not an algae bloom that can...

Lake Ontario outflows reduced

The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board announced this week it’s reducing outflows. This means it’ll be letting less water from Lake Ontario through the Moses-Saunders Power Dam into the upper St. Lawrence River. Read and listen to the full story by...

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