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Action Alert: Urge Representatives to Support Extending Clean Water Rule Comment Deadline

January 10, 2019

Congressional Representatives are circulating a letter to support extending the comment deadline for the newly proposed Clean Water Rule.

Coalition Praises Farm Bill, Vital to Great Lakes Health

December 21, 2018

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition praised final enactment of the federal Farm Bill as vital to the health of the Great Lakes.

Coalition Opposes Trump Move to Weaken Clean Water Protections

December 11, 2018

The coalition warned that a proposed rule issued by the Trump Administration would weaken clean water protection efforts in the Great Lakes region.

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.


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.