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.

GLC endorses action plan to address growing water infrastructure crisis

The GLC endorsed a joint action plan to address the growing water infrastructure crisis in the Great Lakes region. The plan outlines actions to address a backlog in needed upgrades and repairs to water-related infrastructure in the region over the next 20 years.

GLC awarded funding to restore Areas of Concern in Ohio and Michigan 

The GLC will support the design and restoration of valuable habitat in the Maumee River AOC in Ohio and the Clinton River AOC in Michigan, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes states, and local partners.

Green infrastructure grants awarded

The GLC has awarded five small grants to promote green infrastructure in communities across the binational Great Lakes region. The grants will help bring resources and expertise to small and medium-sized communities that have not yet tried or have struggled to advance green infrastructure.

Research papers on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region released

The GLC released three research papers it commissioned that focused on key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region.

Transforming Great Lakes data into useful information

Blue Accounting, a groundbreaking new initiative of the GLC and the Nature Conservancy, provides decision-makers with a big picture view of complex issues so they can allocate resources most efficiently.

New videos highlight impact of GLRI at Muskegon Lake, St. Marys River

The GLC and NOAA released videos highlighting the economic and environmental impact of work they are leading in Muskegon, Michigan, and at the Little Rapids portion of the St. Marys River.

Lake Erie is 53 percent frozen

Nearly frozen just weeks ago, Lake Erie now is a little more than 50 percent ice-covered, according to data from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory with the National Weather Service. Read the full story by...

Grants available for volunteer efforts to clean Michigan’s waters

LANSING, MICH.  The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and Great Lakes Commission today announced the availability of $25,000 for small grants to support local efforts to clean up Michigan rivers, streams and creeks. Michigan’s Volunteer River,...

Great Lakes Commission now accepting applications for Executive Director

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship! The selected Fellow will work with members of the Great Lakes’ science, policy, communication and education communities to advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the Great Lakes states.



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Today at 11:20 CST: our Eric Ellis presents on the Little Rapids Restoration Project, a local, state & federal part… https://t.co/J8L9GNSCSO 


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