By Marie Orttenburger, Great Lakes Echo
November’s presidential election is a harbinger of big change for federal programs like the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, a multi-milliondollar program that addresses a multitude of Great Lakes problems.
Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, convened an expert panel recently to discuss the future of the program. The day-long conversation on Madeline Island, Wisconsin, resulted in 12 conclusions to inform policy under a new presidential administration and Congress.
“We’re increasingly understanding that investing in clean, fresh water is a priority for public health, ecosystem health, the economy and a lot more,” Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, wrote in an email. To read the full story.