Coalition and Others to Members of Congress Regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

February 2011

To: Members of the U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

From: The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition
And the undersigned environmental non-governmental organizations

Dear Member of Congress:

We, the member and partner organizations of the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, ask that as you make final funding decisions for fiscal year 2011 you provide $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Although we are seeing results from restoration efforts, there is still so much work to do to address the problems facing the Great Lakes—which provides drinking water to more than 35 million people. The longer we wait, the harder and more expensive solving these problems becomes…