GLC Federal Priorities 2022

Harnessing Historic Investment

Presented to the 117th U.S. Congress: February 2022  |  Download PDF — The eight-state, binational Great Lakes basin sustains a $6 trillion economy, contains more than 90% of North America’s supply of surface freshwater, and provides drinking water for more than 40 million people in the United States and Canada.

Harnessing historic federal investment in Great Lakes infrastructure, resiliency, and restoration will address longstanding needs while creating jobs, fostering equity, protecting public health, and strengthening local communities. Investing in planning and capacity to maximize these investments will take the Great Lakes basin to the next level.

Advancing Equitable Restoration, Revitalization, Resilience: Shared Priorities for the Great Lakes

Joint Priorities Statement: February 2022  |  Download PDF — Restoring and protecting the Great Lakes is an enduring, bipartisan priority for the nation and for Great Lakes basin communities. Our organizations support these priorities to accelerate progress, foster equity, build resilience, and ensure the Great Lakes are a source of drinking water, environmental treasure and economic engine for North America.

The 2022 shared Great Lakes priorities are endorsed by the Great Lakes CommissionGreat Lakes Fishery Commission, Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes CoalitionGreat Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities InitiativeChippewa Ottawa Resource AuthorityGreat Lakes Metro Chambers CoalitionAmerican Great Lakes Ports Association, and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus, Great Lakes Business Network, and Lake Carriers’ Association.


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

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