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Action Alert: Urge Representatives to Sign on to Urge Administration Action on Algal Outbreaks

December 7, 2018

U.S. Representatives drafted a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting funding for programs that address harmful algal blooms.

Action Alert: Contact House Members to Support Great Lakes Restoration Funding

November 13, 2018

House Members are circulating a letter to the Office of Management and Budget to request $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in FY20.

Coalition Seeks Qualifications From Groups For State Leader Work

October 24, 2018

The coalition is seeking a request for qualifications for state leads. This role connects the larger coalition to the federal, state, and local level.

Coalition Postpones Great Lakes Restoration Conference Due to Strike

October 15, 2018

Coalition: ‘Every person deserves the right to clean, reliable, and affordable water—and that goes hand-in-hand with supporting a livable wage for workers.’

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES PLEASE READ: Conference Postponed-Action Required

October 12, 2018

Hotel workers are on strike and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has decided to postpone the conference, originally scheduled for October 2018.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2018 GREAT LAKES CONFERENCE

October 11, 2018

There is a national strike underway by hotel workers, including those at the Westin Book Cadillac—where the Great Lakes Conference will be Oct. 17-18.

Coalition on New Study: Great Lakes Investments Paying off for People, Communities

September 25, 2018

A new report from economists at several universities shows that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s ecological investments are producing jobs.

Washington Watch: House Interior Bill Funds Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Frustrates Administration

July 24, 2018

The U.S. House Interior and Environment finished debate on Thursday. The bill contains funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, water infrastructure and other restoration programs.

Coalition to EPA: Strong Action Plan Essential to Maintain Progress on Great Lakes Restoration

July 18, 2018

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works on it’s next three-year plan for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, we want robust public engagement.