Press Releases

January 14th 2015

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Farm Bill Funding to Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the grant recipients for a newly created program that targets farm conservation efforts in priority regions across the country to improve the quality of soil, water, and fish and wildlife … Continue reading

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January 9th 2015

Coalition to Congress: Pass Great Lakes Bill

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (January 8, 2015)—Today U.S. Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio) is introducing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2015, a bill that authorizes the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million annually over the next five years. The … Continue reading

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September 24th 2014

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Action Plan

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new Great Lakes action plan that will guide federal restoration efforts for the next five years. The plan, released today by the U.S. EPA at a meeting of Great Lakes mayors in … Continue reading

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September 9th 2014

Great Lakes Activists Gather in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Celebrate 10 Years of Restoration Success

Conference to pay tribute to businessman, philanthropist and Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition founder Peter Wege GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (Sept. 9, 2014) – With federal Great Lakes restoration efforts paying off in communities across the region, more than 350 Great … Continue reading

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July 11th 2014

U.S. House Bill a ‘Step in Right Direction’, More Work Needed for Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee yesterday released a funding bill that maintains Great Lakes restoration funding, but cuts investments to halt sewage contamination and rolls back essential Clean Water Act protections. “The bill is a step … Continue reading

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