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 Chicago, will prioritize federal Great Lakes investments to restore fish and wildlife habitat, clean up toxic pollution, combat invasive species like Asian carp, and prevent farm and urban runoff that causes algal blooms.
“This plan will keep Great Lakes restoration efforts on track,” said Todd Ambs, campaign director of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. “The results we’ve seen over the first five years are a testament to a solid original strategy and the resources to implement it. We’re encouraged that the plan unveiled today will help us continue to make progress that improves the health of the lakes and communities which rely on them.” More >