Coalition Mission

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition’s mission is to secure a sustainable Great Lakes restoration plan and the federal funding needed to implement it. The Coalition seeks to:

  • stop sewage contamination that closes beaches and harms recreational opportunities;
  • clean up toxic sediments that threaten the health of people and wildlife;
  • prevent polluted runoff from cities and farms that harm water quality and lead to toxic algal blooms;
  • restore and protect wetlands and wildlife habitat that filter pollutants, provide a home for fish and wildlife, and support the region’s outdoor recreation economy;
  • prevent the introduction of invasive species, such as Asian carp, that threaten the economy and quality of life for millions of people.
The sun sets on Lake Michigan during the summer, bringing people and wildlife out to the lake. Photo credit: Mike Toennessen.

The sun sets on Lake Michigan during the summer, bringing people and wildlife out to the lake. Photo credit: Mike Toennessen.

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