Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Highlights
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Welcome to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Homepage!
2013 marks the fourth year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a proud federal partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the implementation the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
Comprised of more than 10,000 miles of coastline and 30,000 islands, the Great Lakes provide drinking water, transportation, power and recreational opportunities to the 30 million citizens who call the Great Lakes basin "home." As the largest group of fresh water lakes on Earth, the Great Lakes hold 95 percent of the United States' surface fresh water. An important economic resource, the Great Lakes also provide over 1.5 million jobs and $62 billion in wages to American citizens.
Unfortunately, years of environmental degradation has left the Great Lakes in need of immediate on-the-ground action to save this precious resource for generations to come. GLRI is a driver for environmental action in the Great Lakes and represents a collaborative effort on behalf of the U.S. EPA and 15 other federal agencies to address the most significant environmental problems in the Great Lakes.
The Service has yet to receive complete FY 2013 GLRI funding, but we are anticipating another great field season as our dedicated staff and project partners work to implement projects throughout the Great Lakes basin.
To learn more about some of our success stories from the 2012 field season, we invite you to read our latest edition of Restoring the Great Lakes. Stay tuned for success stories from the upcoming field season!
Please visit glri.us to learn more about other federal agencies' GLRI projects!