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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades.

Federal agencies use GLRI resources to strategically target the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem and to accelerate progress toward long term goals. Combining GLRI resources with agency base budgets, we work with nonfederal partners to implement protection and restoration projects.

GLRI Action Plan II summarized the actions federal agencies planned to implement during FY15-FY19 using GLRI funding. Action Plan III is in preparation and is expected to be final by fall 2019. 

EPA and its federal partners are seeking additional input from the public on developing the GLRI Action Plan III. The plan will outline priorities and goals for the GLRI for the years 2020-2024. Input will be received until May 24, 2019.

Focus areas

  • Toxic Substances and Areas of Concern
  • Invasive Species
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Impacts on Nearshore Health
  • Habitats and Species
  • Foundations for Future Restoration Actions

News Releases

2017