The Great Lakes are massive and awe inspiring. But, they are at risk if we do not take care of them.

Our staff are at the forefront of the Great Lakes protection movement. We lead the way, making sure the health of the lakes is a priority when policy-makers are writing new laws and enforcing current ones. We anticipate future threats to the Great Lakes and develop solutions to make sure the health of the lakes is not put in danger.

We need your help. We can’t protect the Great Lakes alone. Your voice—by sending a letter to your Member of Congress or attending a local meeting—makes a difference.

Microbead Menace

Tiny plastic microbeads have been found in alarming numbers in the Great Lakes. We're leading the way to keep plastic out of the lakes.

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Great Lakes, Great Communities

Heavy rains overwhelm the water systems in many Great Lakes communities. Basements back up, streets flood, and polluted water cascades into the nearest lake or stream.

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Restoring Green Bay

Wisconsin's Green Bay suffers a large dead zone each year, threatening fish and wildlife. We're developing new partnerships and solutions to restore the bay.

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Standpoint Series

A set of eight short essays meant to articulate our perspective and spark conversation. We’re going beyond 140 characters, beyond the talking points, and taking a deeper look at our region's most pressing water issues.

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