The Great Lakes contain nearly 20 percent of the earth’s surface fresh water, providing drinking water to more than 40 million people. Threats to the Great Lakes today are many, however, and range from pollution and invasive species to wasteful water use and global warming. All demand our attention and commitment.
Alliance for the Great Lakes work to ensure that local, state and federal agencies use their authority to restore and protect water quality. Some of our local efforts include:
• Collaborating with agencies, municipalities and businesses to develop strong policies, standards and laws that predict new threats to the Great Lakes and other actions.
• Holding public and private interests accountable for actions that affect Great Lakes’ health, and enforcing the law as necessary.
• Educating the region's residents so they can participate in important decisions affecting their health and that of their families.
As a fisherwoman I see the effects of pollution and I understand the need to take care of our lakes. I please ask for your help with a donation to the Alliance of Great Lakes. Thank you.