Protection and Restoration

Protection and Restoration

Overview

The Great Lakes Governors established a list of nine priorities to guide the restoration and protection of the largest single source of fresh surface water in the world, the Great Lakes:

Through the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration, the Great Lakes Governors partnered with members of Congress, the Administration, Mayors, Tribal leaders and over 1500 stakeholders to develop a comprehensive restoration and protection strategy for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Governors continue to lead aggressive State action and are partnering with other Collaboration members to turn the strategy’s recommendations into reality.

Most recently, our region finally secured the first installment of large-scale, long-term funding to protect and restore our Great Lakes. The $2 billion already provided for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative presents a huge opportunity to accelerate our work. The Great Lakes Governors are committed to success in protecting and restoring our Great Lakes, and continue to work together toward this end.