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Why Residents of the Great Lakes Region Should Support Local Tree Protection Ordinances

Tree protection ordinances serve a very important role. Without them, trees would be annihilated, surroundings destroyed, and the landscape remains in a terrible state. A proper understanding of these ordinances is essential, as you will notice below. Understanding these ordinances is not something worth leaving to tree removal experts alone. All residents have the responsibility […]

How Skip Rental Has Changed the Great Lakes Region

Skip rental has brought huge changes to communities, offices, and residential homes all over the Great Lakes region. Canada and the United States both consider The Great Lakes a treasure. The fact that a fifth of the world fresh water is in this region makes it crucial to keep it as clean as possible. Thus, […]

Environmental Considerations when Purchasing a Washing Machine

Being environmentally conscientious begins at home. The waste that most Americans go through in a single day would astound you (hint, it’s something like 3 pounds!) For this reason it’s important to make good decisions about things like recycling and conservation. One of the biggest choices a household can make when it comes to conservation […]

State and Tribal Habitat/Wetlands Initiative Habitat/Species Workshops 2008-2009

Under the auspices of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration and its Habitat-Species Work Group, the Great Lakes Commission conducted nine one-day workshops across the Great Lakes region, one in each of the eight Great Lakes states and one dedicated to the tribal communities within the U.S. drainage basin to the lakes. These workshops were conducted […]

Beach Project Initiative

The Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (GLRC) identifies coastal health as a challenge recognizing the significance of beaches to the economic well-being, health and quality of life of the region’s citizens. Contamination leading to beach advisories continues to be a concern in the Basin. The GLRC calls for identification of sources of contamination and remediation. Sanitary […]

Drafting the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes

The Strategy Teams Following the Conveners Meeting and Signing Ceremony on December 3, 2004, the Issue Area Strategy Teams began their work. The eight Teams were organized around eight of the nine priorities identified by the Council of Great Lakes Governors. The Governors’ water management priority was not addressed since it was being dealt with […]