The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus is a nonpartisan group of state and provincial lawmakers from eight U.S. states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin) and two Canadian provinces (Ontario and Quebec). The chair of the caucus is Minnesota Sen. Ann Rest.
The caucus’s goal is to promote Great Lakes restoration and strengthen the role of state and provincial legislators in the Great Lakes policymaking process. Please visit our website at www.greatlakeslegislators.org to learn about upcoming caucus events and to access the programming and services offered to legislators.
The 2013 meeting of the caucus will be held July 29 and 30 in Duluth, Minn. Limited travel scholarships are being made available to caucus members. For more information on the caucus, contact Lisa Janairo at 920.458.5910.
July 29 and 30 meeting ~ Links to preliminary agenda and registration form »
Great Lakes, Great Webinars series
The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus has scheduled a series of webinars this year to help lawmakers explore issues in Great Lakes policy and protection. Our next webinar will be held on Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m. Eastern time/1 p.m. Central time. It will explore state efforts to ensure the near-shore health of the Great Lakes — with particular attention paid to the region's beaches.
Registration information will be posted soon. These free one-hour webinars are open to legislators, legislative staff and interested others. Please contact Lisa Janairo at 920.458.5910 for more information. Here are links to our past webinars and their presentations.
"State, Provincial and Federal Legislative Update"
"Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species"
"Federal Activities Affecting the Great Lakes"
2013 Great Lakes Legislative Tracker
2011-12 Great Lakes Legislative Tracker
2009-2010 Great Lakes Legislative Tracker