- Fund the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the marquee federal Great Lakes restoration program, so that people, communities and businesses can benefit from healthy lakes. Read more >
- Fund the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to help communities fix drinking water infrastructure to protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region. Read more >
- Fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to help communities fix wastewater infrastructure to prevent sewage contamination in the Great Lakes region. Read more >
- The coalition supports the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act to help cities raise the funds needed to repair or upgrade water pipes and other infrastructure that are decades past their useful life. Read more >
- Support full Farm Bill funding for regional conservation investments in the Great Lakes region that pay farmers to take specific actions to protect soil and water quality. Read more >
- Enact policies to stop Asian carp—and other aquatic invasive species—from traveling between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River and colonizing U.S. waterways. Read more >
- Support the 2015 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Waters of the United States rule. Read more >
- Support swift and strong implementation of the Domestic Action Plans for Michigan and Ohio to reduce toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
For more information, contact the coalition’s policy director, Chad Lord, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio State Lead:
Ohio Environmental Council – Pete Bucher
Since 2004, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has been telling the story of the Great Lakes and restoration. We harness 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.
Please contact our communications staff to arrange an interview with coalition staff or coalition partners.
You can also stay informed about the latest developments in the effort to restore the Great Lakes by checking out our resources page. There you’ll find all our press releases, reports, letters to the U.S. Congress, and more! Follow @healthylakes on Twitter or Facebook and help spread the word on efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
Thank you to our coalition funders, without whom our work would not be possible.