This year's annual meeting of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus will be held July 29 and 30 in Duluth, Minn. A limited travel stipend will be made available to members of the caucus on a first-come, first-served basis.
The meeting agenda includes a mix of site visits, including a trip on a Lake Superior research vessel, and sessions on key Great Lakes public policy. This year's meeting topics include the future of the federal investment in Great Lakes restoration, continuing implementation of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, the causes and impact of low water levels, and initiatives to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species.
The meeting is being held at the Fitger's Inn, located on the shores of Lake Superior.
In December, water levels on lakes Michigan and Huron reached an all-time recorded lo. And concerns about this trend have never been higher — as reflected in much of the discussion at a January meeting in Chicago that explored the new Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus has scheduled a series of webinars this year for lawmakers to explore issues in Great Lakes policy and protection. Our upcoming webinar topics are "Energy Production in the Great Lakes" and "Assuring Swimmable Waters and Healthy Beaches."
Dates and times for these webinars, as well as registration information, will be available soon. Please contact Lisa Janairo for more information.
Great Lakes policy workshops were held in two state capitals soon after legislatures convened for the new year.
Under rules approved this summer, the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus has established a process for state and provincial legislators to become formal members of the caucus. Membership is free and open to all legislators in the basin. Members of the caucus will drive its activities related to Great Lakes policy, protection and restoration.
Please click here to learn more and to become a member.
Great Lakes Legislative Caucus-CSG Midwest
701 E. 22nd Street, Suite 110 - Lombard, IL 60148-5095 | Phone: 630.925.1922
Contacts: Tim Anderson ~ Lisa Janairo ~ Mike McCabe