Since 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been harnessing the collective power of more than 150 groups representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The coalition is a leading voice for Great Lakes restoration and protection in Washington, D.C., and in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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Recent Press Releases
A new report from economists at several universities shows that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s ecological investments are producing jobs.
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.
Congressman Mike Bishop wants to designate the week of Memorial Day as “Great Lakes Week” to highlight the importance of the Great Lakes and promote conservation efforts.
Today U.S. Senators from Great Lakes states urged colleagues in the U.S. Congress to maintain funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
In a major victory for clean water, outdoor recreation, and local economies across the country, the U.S. Senate today rejected a bill that would have weakened protections against invasive species.
U.S. Senate Assault on Clean Water Act Will Leave Environment, Economy Vulnerable to Invasive Species
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote as early as tomorrow on eliminating protections that prevent aquatic invasive species from entering U.S. waters through ballast water.
President Trump traveled to Ohio today to discuss his infrastructure plan. While water infrastructure investments are a priority for the coalition, we are concerned about the President’s plan.
Almost 200 organizations signaled their support for Great Lakes restoration funding in the next fiscal year.
The U.S. House and Senate have passed the fiscal year 2018 budget, which now heads to the White House to be signed by President Trump.