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Office of the Great Lakes Issues 2016 Report

Jan 06, 2017

On Wednesday, the Office of the Great Lakes (OGL) released their 2016 State of the Great Lakes report.  The OGL, housed within the Department of Environmental Quality, invited authors from state agencies, academia, and the private sector to discuss initiatives and events of note to the region and the watershed for the annual report.  The […]

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President Signs the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act

Dec 22, 2016

On December 16, President Barack Obama signed into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act.  The new Act authorizes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) at $1.5 billion over the course of five-years, dedicates funding for maritime priorities including the Great Lakes Navigation System, strengthens protections for fish and wildlife, and authorizes funding […]

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Part 3 of Michigan’s Water Strategy Released

Sep 23, 2016

Last Friday the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes released the third part of the State's Water Strategy.  The plan is aimed at protecting and the wise use of the state’s water resources.  Governor Rick Snyder had previously called upon this Office to develop a thirty-year, eco-systems based plan to protect, manage, and restore the […]

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