The Environmental Protection Agency administers GLRI funding to the USFWS, which the USFWS In turn uses to facilitate the implementation of the GLRI activities while following the operating principles found in the GLRI Action Plan.
Accountability: GLRI is an unprecedented opportunity to heal the ecosystem. We will use transparent means of demonstrating how public dollars are being invested as directed by the best available science.
Action: While there is a place for monitoring, sampling, surveying and planning, under GLRI these activities must have a bias for action. GLRI currently supports real on-the-ground and in-the-water project work that will breathe new life into the Great Lakes’ ecosystem.
Urgency: Study after study shows the health of the lakes is in jeopardy. Though it will take time for the ecosystem to respond to our actions today, there is not another minute to lose in restoring these magnificent waterways for tomorrow.
Adapted from the GLRI Action Plan, page 5.