In this edition: Erika Jensen named GLC Executive Director, registration for the 2021 GLC annual meeting, an update on U.S. federal legislation, information about the Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz, Muskegon Lake’s removal from the list of Great Lakes “Areas of Concern,” and more.
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The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) announced today that it has named Erika Jensen to serve as its executive director. Jensen joined the GLC in 2006 and has served as interim executive director of the agency since August 2020.
In this edition: A recap of the GLC Semiannual Meeting, a recent meeting with U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan, new publications on harmful algal blooms and Great Lakes water use, and more.
A coalition of regional agencies, legislators, mayors, and business and environmental groups urged Congressional leaders to include key Great Lakes priorities in upcoming infrastructure legislation. The groups communicated their priorities through a joint letter following the release of President Biden’s infrastructure investment plan earlier this year and ongoing negotiations on the Hill.
Hundreds of organizations across the Great Lakes region will be coming together to educate boaters and the public about the risks of spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS) during the third annual Great Lakes AIS Landing Blitz, to be held June 26 to July 4. The event is coordinated annually among state and provincial agencies with the support of the Great Lakes Commission and partner organizations.
The 2019-20 Great Lakes Commission Annual Report includes remarks from Chair Sharon Jackson and Interim Executive Director Erika Jensen.
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 from leaders of key U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as from the province of Québec’s Transport Minister.
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.
The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today released its 2021 federal priorities for the Great Lakes, urging the Biden administration and Congress to invest in projects and programs that will protect the lakes and accelerate the national economic recovery.