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Announcing GLRI Action Plan III

Outlining priorities and goals for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for FY2020-2024

Action Plan III (PDF, 30 pp.)

Recent News

  • EPA Awards Over $1.8 Million for Innovative, Market-Based Nutrient Reduction Projects in Great Lakes Basin

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced more than $1.8 million in GLRI grants to five organizations that will use market-based approaches, including water-quality trading, to enhance nonpoint source excess nutrient reduction efforts in the Great Lakes basin. This action supports EPA’s 50th anniversary celebration and its February theme of protecting America’s waters.

    U.S. EPA Seal
  • Request for Proposals: Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program

    The Great Lakes Commission is seeking proposals for projects that facilitate the long-term reduction of total phosphorus inputs to waters of the Great Lakes Basin. Funding for the Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service under the GLRI.

    Satellite photo of the Great Lakes
  • EPA highlights projects funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in 2019

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its partners continue to support Great Lakes restoration and protection projects with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding. In 2019, more than 475 projects were supported which will fuel community revitalization efforts throughout the Great Lakes basin.

    U.S. EPA Seal
  • Saginaw Bay Reef Restoration Documentary Released

    Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network and The Conservation Fund present a short film, “Coreyon,” that details the background, need, and ultimate reconstruction of one of Saginaw Bay’s historically important spawning reefs.

    Coreyon title screen
  • Progress Toward Delisting Lower Menominee River AOC

    EPA and states are announcing progress toward delisting the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern. After receiving recommendations from the states of Wisconsin and Michigan to delist the AOC, EPA has taken the next step by seeking input on the proposed delisting from tribal representatives and the International Joint Commission.

    Menominee River