Since 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been harnessing the collective power of more than 150 groups representing millions of people, whose common goal is to restore and protect the Great Lakes. The coalition is a leading voice for Great Lakes restoration and protection in Washington, D.C., and in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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Recent Press Releases
Great Lakes advocates are turning to the U.S. Congress to restore funding to core clean water programs, following the release of President Trump’s budget.
The Trump Administration’s budget fails Great Lakes communities, which depend on them for their drinking water, public health, jobs, and quality of life.
Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition urges Congress to boost federal clean water investments to ensure safe, affordable water.
The Coalition is supporting the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for highlighting the impacts of not investing in infrastructure.
Director Todd Ambs will be leaving the Coalition to serve as the assistant deputy secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition praised final enactment of the federal Farm Bill as vital to the health of the Great Lakes.
The coalition warned that a proposed rule issued by the Trump Administration would weaken clean water protection efforts in the Great Lakes region.
Coalition: ‘Every person deserves the right to clean, reliable, and affordable water—and that goes hand-in-hand with supporting a livable wage for workers.’
A new report from economists at several universities shows that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s ecological investments are producing jobs.