Welcome to one of the Great Lakes region's first environmental issues blogs. The North American Great Lakes contain 18% of the world's available surface freshwater and are a source of beauty, spiritual renewal and livelihood. Keep track of Great Lakes news and comment or disagree politely to frequent posts.
The federal Interagency Task Force working on Great Lakes restoration has commendably made public a detailed list of how President Obama's proposed Great Lakes initiative would be spent. Time to wade through a slightly daunting 28-page document.