great lakes restoration initiative http://wemu.org en Speaking Out on Cut in Great Lakes Restoration Funding http://wemu.org/post/speaking-out-cut-great-lakes-restoration-funding <p>The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is criticizing President Barack Obama's decision to cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:21:17 +0000 Bob Eccles 42404 at http://wemu.org Speaking Out on Cut in Great Lakes Restoration Funding Great Lakes Advocates Head To Washington http://wemu.org/post/great-lakes-advocates-head-washington <p>TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Great Lakes advocates are meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to lobby for funding of environmental projects and to discuss strategies for dealing with challenges such as invasive species.&nbsp; More than 100 people from the eight-state region are attending the Great Lakes Commission's semiannual meeting and other activities.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:25:13 +0000 Associated Press 42307 at http://wemu.org Great Lakes Advocates Head To Washington First Friday Focus on the Environment http://wemu.org/post/first-friday-focus-environment-57 <p>The Obama administration wants to continue funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at its current level of $300 million, but is it enough?&nbsp; This month's First Friday Focus on the Environment from WEMU examines how the initiative has helped the Great Lakes.&nbsp; Our guest is the Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center, Andy Buchsbaum.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:36:10 +0000 David Fair & Lisa Wozniak 28886 at http://wemu.org