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The Advisor E-Newsletter: June 2021

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.

Regional organizations urge Congress to invest in Great Lakes infrastructure

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.

Great Lakes aquatic invasive species are the focus of the third annual “Landing Blitz”

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.

Great Lakes Commission holds 2021 Semiannual Meeting online

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.

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