The Obama Administration proposal for funding the Great Lakes, known as the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), has cleared a key House-Senate conference committee. The legislation would provide $475 million for a comprehensive Great Lakes restoration and protection initiative. The funding would be targeted toward the most critical environmental concerns facing the Great Lakes, including invasive species
Senators Stabenow and Feingold are trying to build support for Great Lakes funding in the economic stimulus package being developed. The following letter is being circulated as a way of showing support for inclusion of funding.
The letter highlights the traditional areas identified for Great Lakes Restoration- contaminated sediment, combined sewer overflows and eco restoration.