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Share your thoughts on Great Lakes Restoration 

Federal partners seek public input on draft GLRI Action Plan III

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal partners are seeking public input on the draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan III. The plan will set 2020-2024 GLRI priorities and goals. Input will be accepted until May 24, 2019. Questions can be submitted to Mike Russ at the EPA. 

Read the draft plan and submit input 

State of Michigan agencies including the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) collaborate with the U.S. EPA and local community partners to protect and restore Great Lakes waters. GLRI funding supports efforts that include revitalizing communities affected by environmental impacts, harmonizing the work of regional organizations, and achieving long-term management goals: 

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  • Fish are safe to eat
  • Water is safe for recreation
  • Safe sources of drinking water provided
  • All Areas of Concern are delisted
  • Harmful/nuisance algal blooms are eliminated
  • No new self-sustaining invasive species
  • Existing invasive species are controlled
  • Native habitat is protected and restored to sustain native species

Learn more about the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative on the GLRI program webpage. 


The new Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, established April 22, 2019, combines the functions and expertise of the Department of Environmental Quality, Agency for Energy, and Office of the Great Lakes into one team.