- Michigan Reps. Sander Levin, John Dingell, Candice Miller, Gary Peters, Dan Benishek, Dan Kildee, and John Conyers Support Maintaining Great Lakes Restoration Funding
- New York Reps. Louise Slaughter, Brian Higgins, Richard Hanna, Chris Collins, Charles Rangel, Dan Maffei, and Bill Owens Support Maintaining Great Lakes Restoration Funding
- Ohio Reps. David Joyce, Marcy Kaptur, Tim Ryan, Steve Stivers, and James Renacci Support Maintaining Great Lakes Restoration Funding
- Wisconsin Reps. Sean Duffy, Gwen Moore, Ron Kind, and Reid Ribble Support Maintaining Great Lakes Restoration Funding
- Illinois Reps. Mike Quigley, Daniel Lipinski, Bobby Rush, and Jan Schakowsky Support Maintaining Great Lakes Restoration Funding
History and Structure
Formed in 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is led by the National Wildlife Federation and the National Parks Conservation Association. The Coalition has staff in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor, Mich., Madison, Wis., and Chicago, Ill. The Coalition receives funding from the Erb Family Foundation, Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, Joyce Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and Peter Wege and the Wege Foundation.
The Coalition is made up of more than 115 member organizations, with a Governance Board of 14, and a core staff of five. The Governance Board is tasked with providing guidance and long-term planning for the Coalition. The Coalition is also represented by three co-chairs, one representative from either the National Wildlife Federation or the National Parks Conservation Association, and two Governance Board members. The role of the co-chairs is to communicate between the Coalition staff and the board on a frequent basis, to advise the Coalition staff, and to serve as expert spokesperson on behalf of the Coalition.