Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is a critical federal program for cleaning up toxic pollution, reducing polluted runoff, controlling invasive species and restoring habitat. Cuts to this funding would be devastating.

The Trump Administration's preliminary budget eviscerates funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)--a critical federal program for cleaning up toxic pollution, reducing polluted runoff, controlling invasive species and restoring habitat. The loss of the $300 million annual funding would devastate Great Lakes restoration efforts. The GLRI has enjoyed strong bi-partisan support in Congress, and we're looking to Wisconsin's Congressional delegation for leadership in defending critical Great Lakes funding and programs.

Read a statement from the Healing Our Waters Coalition to find out more about the immediate threat to one of Wisconsin's most valuable assets.

More than a dozen Wisconsin land trusts help protect the Great Lakes in the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior basins through land protection and management. These protected lands--such as the Frog Bay Tribal National Park--also provide access to the Lakes for all of us--for all kinds of recreation and enjoyment, forever.

Cuts to the GRLI would be devastating to these efforts in the region.

Call your federal representatives today and ask them to protect critical Great Lakes funding and programs. Find contact information for Senators and your House member, or simply text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You'll get a text back immediately with everything you need.

Also, consider a donation to Gathering Waters today to increase your impact.

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