NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory /

A report looking at the economic impact the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative found the program will have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the Great Lakes region.

Ed Mcdonald /

The Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday that it has awarded a contract for the removal of the Sabin Dam near Traverse City.

Keith Cooper /

Funding to address chemical contamination in water is in the proposed 2018 budget, according to Federal lawmakers.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center /

This week Washington DC is celebrating the Great Lakes with lawmakers and advocates highlighting the importance of funding for water projects across the Great Lakes region.

U.S. House approves funding for Great Lakes

Sep 15, 2017


On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would fully fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for 300-million dollars in next year’s budget.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was left out of President Trumps’ proposed budget earlier this year.