- Obama Budget Cuts Core Great Lakes Programs
- Advocates to Meet in Washington for Great Lakes Days
- Success Story Slide Shows Now Available for Each State
- Call for Presentations and Field Trips at the 10th Anniversary Great Lakes Restoration Conference
- EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, to Address Advocates at Great Lakes Day
- Aquatic Connectivity- Benefitting Streams and Communities (4)
- Asian Carp (16)
- Chemicals Policy in the Great Lakes (1)
- climate-change-and-the-Great-Lakes (3)
- Conference Updates (27)
- Conservation Results for Public-Private Partnerships (3)
- Creating a Paradigm Shift…Putting the Buffalo River First!! (1)
- Emerging Contaminant Threats and the Great Lakes (4)
- Fiscal Accountablity (1)
- Funding Opportunity (5)
- Getting Results: Implementing & Monitoring Habitat Restoration Projects (1)
- Gray and Green of CSO Control and Stormwater Management in Northeast Ohio (2)
- Great Lakes Congressional Watch (244)
- Great Lakes Days (5)
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (68)
- Great Waters (1)
- Green Returns on Blue Investments (2)
- In the News (44)
- Jobs & Economic Recovery (49)
- Keynote Speaker (2)
- Letters to the Hill (3)
- News & Events (44)
- Opening Remarks (1)
- Plastics in the Great Lakes (1)
- Policy (160)
- Areas of Concern (44)
- Asian Carp Barrier Act (21)
- Clean Water Act (3)
- Farm Bill (4)
- Great Lakes Collaboration Implementation Act (21)
- Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act (6)
- Great Lakes Regional Collaboration (16)
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (17)
- National Aquatic Invasive Species Act (5)
- Water Conservation (2)
- Presidential Candidate Forum (1)
- Press Releases (86)
- Reconnecting Lake Erie to the River Raisin (1)
- Reducing Vulnerability of Restoration Projects to Climate Change (2)
- Reports (19)
- Success Stories (104)
- Success Stories (5)
- Take Action (29)
- Testimony (1)
- Threats (117)
- Tools for Assessing Industrial Water Stewardship (1)
- Towards a Complete and Green Cleveland (1)
- Your Lake & You (8)
- Your Stories & Photos (14)
The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition strives to restore the Great Lakes by securing federal funding and policies to stop sewage contamination, halt invasive species, restore habitat, clean up toxic pollution and reduce runoff pollution from farms and cities.
Policy Priorities – 2014
In 2014, the coalition is focusing on the following federal priorities:
- Funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the marquee federal Great Lakes restoration program, so that people, communities and businesses can benefit from healthy Lakes.
- Funding the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to help communities fix wastewater infrastructure to prevent sewage contamination in the Great Lakes.
- Passing the Great Lakes Ecological and Ecosystem Protection Act to authorize core Great Lakes programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and to ensure that restoration efforts are prioritized, science-based and transparent.
- Enacting policy to stop Asian carp—and other aquatic invasive species—from traveling between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River and colonizing U.S. waterways.
For more information, contact the coalition’s policy director, Chad Lord, at email@example.com.
Learn more about how the Coalition is advancing solutions in Washington, D.C., to restore the Great Lakes, protect drinking water, safeguard public health, create jobs and uphold our way of life.
- Read coalition testimony and letters to Congress, Obama Administration and federal agencies.
- Learn more about annual Great Lakes Day in Washington, D.C.
- Read coalition reports