Advocacy

GLC Federal Priorities 2019

Investing in a National Asset: A Leadership Agenda for Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

Presented to the 116th U.S. Congress: March 2019  |  Download PDF   The Great Lakes are the economic, ecological and cultural backbone of our eight-state, two-province region. With nearly one-third of U.S. and Canadian economic activity centered around the Great Lakes and 95 percent of our nation’s fresh surface water, the Great Lakes are a natural treasure and a vital economic asset. Restoring, protecting and wisely managing them is an enduring, bipartisan priority for our nation and for the people of the Great Lakes region and their elected leaders.

Following the interstate and federal agreements under the Great Lakes Basin Compact, the Great Lakes Commission calls on Congress and the administration to protect and leverage the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River as vital economic and environmental assets. The priorities in this document outline specific investments that will strengthen our nation, create jobs, protect public health and revitalize communities.

Priorities for Sustaining Great Lakes Restoration and Economic Revitalization

A Joint Agenda for the Great Lakes Region: March 2019  |  Download PDF Restoring and protecting the Great Lakes is an enduring, bipartisan priority for the people of the Great Lakes region. Our organizations support these priorities to sustain progress and maintain the Great Lakes as an economic engine and environmental treasure.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Creating Jobs and Revitalizing Communities

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Fact Sheet: March 2019   |   Download PDF The Great Lakes provide the backbone for a $5 trillion regional economy. They directly generate more than 5 million jobs and $60 billion in wages annually. With strong bipartisan support and a proven record of success, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is creating jobs and revitalizing struggling communities across the eight-state Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Restoration At Work: Interactive Map

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is generating site-specific improvements for communities across the region. This interactive map showcases site-specific GLRI restoration projects funded in Fiscal Years 2010-2017. Note: the interactive map is optimized for desktop or tablet viewing. Click here to visit the Great Lakes Restoration At Work interactive map

Great Lakes Restoration At Work: State Fact Sheets

March 2018 These fact sheets feature information regarding Great Lakes Restoration Initiative benefits and projects specific to each of the eight states in the Great Lakes region.

What the Great Lakes Mean to Your State

March 2018 These web pages showcase how each state benefits from the Great Lakes; provide key facts and figures about economic impacts, tourism, drinking water and other benefits; and links to the GLC delegation and partners.

Contact

For questions or media inquiries, please contact Beth Wanamaker, [email protected].

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