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July 6th 2016

Extended Deadline: Public Comment on EPA’s Environmental Justice Strategy Open until July 28

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding and allocations, has extended the public comment  period for their Environmental Justice Strategy, EJ 2020. You can read the proposed strategy here. The public comment period is now … Continue reading

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April 7th 2016

Great Lakes Communications Workshops: How to Use Latest Public Opinion Research to Effectively Advocate for the Lakes

  The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition will be spending part of April and May touring the Great Lakes region hosting communications workshops. The workshops will cover our latest polling data, how to effectively communicate about Great Lakes restoration, how … Continue reading

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March 7th 2016

Action Alert: Sign-on Letter Circulates to Restore Great Lakes Funding

With cuts to Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding in President Obama’s budget request for FY 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives are circulating a dear colleague letter to restore funding. The bipartisan dear colleague asks that members sign … Continue reading

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November 10th 2015

Action Alert: Organizing the Response to Great Lakes Algal Blooms

Algal blooms have plagued the Great Lakes over the last several years, with funding to fight the problem coming from multiple agencies at both the state and national level. Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) has introduced legislation to create a Great Lakes Algal Bloom … Continue reading

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March 31st 2014

Senate letter supporting the GLRI is still open; House GLRI letter closed with 46 Reps in support

A letter to U.S. House Appropriators indicating support for funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million in 2015 is being finalized, with the sign on letter having closed on Friday. A total of 46 Representatives signed on, with at … Continue reading

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