Great Lakes Day 2015 Begins!

Members of the Coalition meet with former Congressman John Dingell during Great Lakes Day 2014. (Photo Credit: Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition)

Members of the Coalition meet with former Congressman John Dingell during Great Lakes Day 2014. (Photo Credit: Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition)

Great Lakes Day 2015 has begun here in Washington, D.C.! This year, as in past years, we’re here to advocate for Great Lakes restoration. Over the next two days we will urge members of congress to restore funding to critical programs, like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. We will also be talking to members of congress about runoff pollution, invasive species, and clean water protections. You can find our issue book and other resources here.

New this year, thanks to the Joyce Foundation, we will be showing members of congress short videos about the impact of the GLRI around the region. You can watch the videos yourself by visiting the Joyce Foundation’s website, or via the links below:

Frog Bay Tribal National Park, Wis.

White Lake, Mich.

Ashtabula, Ohio

Buffalo, NY

You can also find factsheets for success stories in the Great Lakes states at the Joyce website, including facts about:

Northerly Island, Ill.

Grand Calumet River, Ind.

Boardman River Dam, Mich.

Muskegon River, Mich.

White Lake, Mich.

St. Louis River Estuary, Minn.

Buffalo River, NY

Ashtabula River, Ohio

Oak Harbor, Ohio

Frog Bay Tribal National Park, Wis.

Menomonee River, Wis. 

Milwaukee River, Wis. 

Sheboygan River, Wis.

You can follow along as we cover Great Lakes Days on twitter @healthylakes or on our facebook page.

 

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