In February 2010, the Interagency Task Force released a GLRI Action Plan covering fiscal years 2010-2014. The Action Plan identified the goals, objectives, measurable ecological targets, and specific actions to help rehabilitate the Great Lakes. The federal agencies use the Action Plan to target investments to reduce toxic contamination, recover fish and wildlife habitat, increase nearshore health through the reduction of nutrient and other land-based pollution, prevent invasive species, and promote accountability, education and collaboration.
The IATF is seeking comments on how the FY10-14 Action Plan may be refined for FY15-19 to increase the effectiveness of these investments.
The following documents will be used to consider refinements to the Action Plan:
Meetings and Events
The Great Lakes Interagency Task Force sponsored several opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input to update the GLRI Action Plan to cover fiscal years 2015-2019.
May 21 and 22
Great Lakes Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting and Public Comment
2-4 p.m. CDT — Webinar
6-8 p.m. EDT — First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St., Buffalo, N.Y.
- Strengthening Our Action Plan presentation (PDF) (13 pp, 2.0MB) May 28, 2103
6-8 p.m. CDT — Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park, 1500 E Park Pl., Milwaukee, Wis.
- Strengthening Our Action Plan presentation (PDF) (15 pp, 2.5MB) May 30, 2103
5-7 p.m. CDT — Webinar
- Strengthening Our Action Plan presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 1.1MB) June 3, 2103
6-8 p.m. EDT — Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Annex, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio
- Strengthening Our Action Plan presentation (PDF) (14 pp, 1.9MB) June 5, 2103
9-10:30 a.m. CDT — Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. CDT — Great Lakes Advisory Board meeting
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST — Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference
1- 4 p.m. — Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference
Great Lakes Advisory Board
The Great Lakes Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator, who serves as chair of the federal Interagency Task Force. The federal agencies considered candidates from a broad range of interests including business, agriculture, foundations, environmental justice groups, education organizations, environmental groups, academia and state, local and tribal representatives.
The next Great Lakes Advisory Board teleconference and public comment opportunity is Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm CST. The conference number is 877-299-8082 and the participant code is 11645588.