Public Engagement

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On Sept. 24, 2014, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy released a new GLRI Action Plan that lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat in the largest surface fresh water system in the world. McCarthy, who chairs the federal Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, released the plan at a meeting of Great Lakes Mayors in Chicago.

The Great Lakes Interagency Task Force sponsored several opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input to update the GLRI Action Plan.


Meetings and Events

The Great Lakes Interagency Task Force sponsored several opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input to update the GLRI Action Plan to cover fiscal years 2015-2019.

Aug. 27, 2014

Great Lakes Advisory Board meeting
10 am to 4 pm Central Time
EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ill. and by phone.

June 12, 2014

Great Lakes Advisory Board meeting
12 pm - 2 pm Central Time
Teleconference via GoTo Webinar

June 9 and June 10, 2014

The Task Force hosted two public webinars to discuss the draft Action Plan.

May 28, 2014

Great Lakes Advisory Board meeting
77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill., Lake Michigan Room, 12th floor, or 844-299-8082, code 24658751

Dec. 23, 2013

Recommendations to the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force on the Development of the FY2015-2019 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan (PDF) (14 pp, 841K) - December 2013

Dec. 11, 2013

Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference

Nov. 13, 2013

Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference

July 23, 2013

Great Lakes Advisory Board meeting

June 12, 2013

Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference

June 5, 2013

Meeting, Cleveland, OH

June 3, 2013

Webinar

May 30, 2013

Meeting, Milwaukee, WI

May 28, 2013

Meeting, Buffalo, NY

May 23, 2013

Webinar

May 21 and 22, 2013

Great Lakes Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting and Public Comment

 

Great Lakes Advisory Board

The Great Lakes Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, who serves as chair of the federal Interagency Task Force. The federal agencies considered candidates from a broad range of interests including business, agriculture, foundations, environmental justice groups, education organizations, environmental groups, academia and state, local and tribal representatives.

Draft Restoration Framework Under Revision

February 2014: The Great Lakes Interagency Task Force is currently revising the draft document entitled "Adaptive Science-Based Framework for Great Lakes Restoration."

A revised draft will be made available in the coming months.

The framework is intended to guide cost-effective and strategically appropriate restoration actions under the GLRI by using the best available science and applying lessons learned from past and on-going restoration projects and programs.