Input Needed for Lake Michigan Paddling Plan

With help from community leaders, a plan is being drafted to make it easier to enjoy Lake Michigan via kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding along the coast in North Chicago, Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion, and Winthrop Harbor. The public is invited to review the draft plan and provide suggestions that will strengthening it .

US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Public Input Session

U.S. EPA will host a series of public engagement sessions this summer to update the public on the GLRI and to seek their input on future priorities. See EPA news release 6/1/18

At these sessions, 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 the next GLRI Action Plan.

EPA and its federal partners are in the process of developing Action Plan III, which will outline priorities and goals for the GLRI for 2020-2024.

Action Plan III will identify five focus areas for environmental progress:

  • toxic substances and areas of concern
  • invasive species
  • nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health
  • habitat and species
  • future restoration actions

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

The schedule of public engagement sessions is:

  • June 13 – Toledo, OH
  • June 21- Rochester, NY
  • July 12 – Duluth, MN
  • July 18 – Milwaukee, WI
  • July 24 – Saginaw, MI
  • Aug. 7 – Chicago, IL

Submit your input online

US EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Public Input Session

U.S. EPA will host a series of public engagement sessions this summer to update the public on the GLRI and to seek their input on future priorities. See EPA news release 6/1/18

At these sessions, 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 the next GLRI Action Plan.

EPA and its federal partners are in the process of developing Action Plan III, which will outline priorities and goals for the GLRI for 2020-2024.

Action Plan III will identify five focus areas for environmental progress:

  • toxic substances and areas of concern
  • invasive species
  • nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health
  • habitat and species
  • future restoration actions

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

The schedule of public engagement sessions is:

  • June 13 – Toledo, OH
  • June 21- Rochester, NY
  • July 12 – Duluth, MN
  • July 18 – Milwaukee, WI
  • July 24 – Saginaw, MI
  • Aug. 7 – Chicago, IL

Submit your input online