Delisted: Restoring White Lake

Tags: GLRI, Great Lakes, toxic, Water, water quality, White Lake

By Tanya Cabala of the White Lake Public Advisory Council

Last year, decades of persistence by grassroots citizens paid off in a big way for the White Lake area in northern Muskegon County.

Michigan LCV Brings Great Lakes to Washington D.C.

Tags: GLRI, Great Lakes, Washington D.C., water quality

photo: HOW Lobby day

Michigan LCV's Alicia Prygoski (Legislative and Political Assistant) and Erica Bloom (Program Manager), traveled to Washington D.C. this week to join other Great Lakes advocates for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition annual lobby day.

PWIR: Live Every Week Like It's Great Lakes Week

Tags: ballast water, conservation officers, energy efficiency, fishing, GLRI, Great Lakes, HB 4668, hunting, PWIR

Did you know that if you combined the length of all five Great Lakes, it would make up about 44% of the Earth’s circumference? If you emptied the Great Lakes over the United States they would cover the place in more than 9.5 feet of water. And, when we talk Great Lakes, we are not just talking water. They contain more than 32,000 islands, including the largest freshwater island in the world – Manitoulin in Lake Huron. As we say goodbye to Great Lakes Week, numbers like those bring home why Michigan's freshwater oceans really are the greatest. More on Great Lakes Week and the rest of the news in this week's PWIR. 

Congress Simultaneously Expands and Guts Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Tags: budget, GLRI, Great Lakes, Washington D.C.

Great news: on July 22 a bipartisan group of Congress people introduced the Great Lakes Ecological and Economic Protection Act (GLEEPA) which would provide $600 million in funding to federal Great Lakes programs (including the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative).

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