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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

GLRI partners have begun efforts to draft a plan that will cover actions in FY2025-2029. EPA will regularly post updates on these efforts.


Recent News

  • Wooden walkway surrounded by wetland greenery on both sides. The walkway extends to the horizon where a grove of trees meets a grey cloudy sky. July 12, 2024 - The EPA invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates who desire to serve as members of the EPA’s Great Lakes Advisory Board. For appointment consideration, nominations should be submitted by July 30, 2024.
  • The Sample Collection Team from GWRC On Board the Articulated Tug Barge Undaunted/Pere Marquette 41 July 10, 2024 - Thanks to funding from GLRI, the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Great Waters Research Collaborative has been working with shipping companies to collect data on board Laker vessels to assess the performance of ballast water management systems.
  • Person planting a tree May 7, 2024 - The Forest Service is awarding $6.28 million in grants to support restoration projects on nonfederal lands in Great Lakes states. These projects improve the quality of water flowing into the Great Lakes through planting trees to intercept stormwater runoff and controlling invasive species.
  • A wood duck drake in the water at the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge. May 3, 2024 - A 10,000-acre national wildlife refuge in Michigan is the site of impressive GLRI-funded habitat restoration that reconnects rivers to floodplains. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with researchers and biologists to study how aquatic species use this coastal ecosystem.
  • A hand holding an invasive red swamp crayfish. May 3, 2024 - GLRI funds support researchers working quickly to find solutions to an invasive species sweeping the Great Lakes - the red swamp crayfish. Researchers, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are hopeful as they try various combinations of management and eradication techniques.