• Kyle Sooley-Brookings

Canada & US Release Report on Restoration of Great Lakes


The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United States’ Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, released the 2019 Progress Report of the Parties.


The Report documents progress made between 2017 and 2019 by both nations, in meeting commitments under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.


Canada and the United States has made significant progress in restoring and protecting the water quality and ecosystem health of the Great Lakes.


There has been significant progress in addressing long-standing environmental degradation in Great Lakes Areas of Concern on both sides of the border.


Canada and the United States continue to address the spread of toxic and nuisance algae in impacted areas, particularly in the Lake Erie basin, with the implementation of nutrient-reduction activities.


The Report will promote discussion on priorities for Great Lakes protection, during the upcoming 2019 Great Lakes Public Forum, in Milwaukee. Public input will play an important part in the decisions the two countries will be making regarding priorities for science and action, during the implementation of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement over the next three years.


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