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EPA to Host First Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Plan III Public Engagement Session in Toledo

Contact Information: 
Francisco Arcaute (
312-886-7613 312-898-2042 Cell

For Immediate Release    No. 18-OPA19

EPA to Host First Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Plan III Public Engagement Session in Toledo

CHICAGO (June 7, 2018) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host the first of six informal public engagement sessions on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan III next week in Toledo. The session will run from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at the University of Toledo Law Auditorium at 1825 West Rocket Drive.


GLRI Plan III Public Engagement Session


Wednesday, June 13
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


University of Toledo Law Auditorium
1825 West Rocket Drive

At the June 13 engagement session, members of the public will be able to learn more about the GLRI Action Plan development process, talk with representatives from EPA and other agencies, and provide input on priorities to be used in the initial stage of developing a GLRI Action Plan covering fiscal years 2020 through 2024.

Meetings in Rochester, N.Y.; Duluth, Minn.; Milwaukee; Saginaw, Mich.; and Chicago will follow later this summer.


EPA and its federal partners are currently developing Action Plan III, which will outline GLRI priorities and goals for 2020-2024. Its focus will be on:  

  • Toxic substances and areas of concern;
  • Invasive species;
  • Nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health;
  • Habitat and species; and
  • Future actions

The proposed plan is expected to be available for formal public comment this fall.

For more information on GLRI and Action Plan III, visit: