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Coalition Postpones Great Lakes Restoration Conference Due to Strike

October 15, 2018

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.’

CONFERENCE ATTENDEES PLEASE READ: Conference Postponed-Action Required

October 12, 2018

Hotel workers are on strike and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition has decided to postpone the conference, originally scheduled for October 2018.


October 11, 2018

There is a national strike underway by hotel workers, including those at the Westin Book Cadillac—where the Great Lakes Conference will be Oct. 17-18.

Coalition on New Study: Great Lakes Investments Paying off for People, Communities

September 25, 2018

A new report from economists at several universities shows that the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s ecological investments are producing jobs.

Washington Watch: House Interior Bill Funds Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Frustrates Administration

July 24, 2018

The U.S. House Interior and Environment finished debate on Thursday. The bill contains funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, water infrastructure and other restoration programs.

Coalition to EPA: Strong Action Plan Essential to Maintain Progress on Great Lakes Restoration

July 18, 2018

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency works on it’s next three-year plan for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, we want robust public engagement.

Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary of a Public Compact for the Great Lakes

June 19, 2018

The Great Lakes Compact is about how we sustainably manage the lakes—fresh water that more than 42 million people depend on for their drinking water in the United States and Canada.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Host Public Engagement Sessions On Great Lakes Restoration

June 1, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a series of public engagement meetings to be held throughout the summer across the region.

Washington Update: Farm Bill Stalled and Water Resources Funding Advances

May 23, 2018

This week in deliberations about the federal budget the Water Resources Development Act moved forward, but the Farm Bill stalled.