Great Lakes

NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center is a leader in protecting the Great Lakes for the local wildlife and inhabitants. The team works to help restore habitats and waterways, stop invasive species, defend against sulfide mining, and support local communities across the region.

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Collaborating for Change: Charleston, the “Butterfly Capital” of Illinois

Mayor Brandon Combs of Charleston, Illinois signed the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in 2019, and since then, has been a leader in monarch and pollinator conservation. In just over a year, …

The Great Outdoors is a Great Classroom—Especially in the Age of COVID-19

When the National Wildlife Federation launched a new program to connect Detroit high school students with the great outdoors last year, we had several goals in mind: Connect urban youth …

Last Chance: Governor Whitmer Must Act to Shut Down Line 5

For the sake of brevity, I will start with my conclusion: Enbridge and Line 5 need to exit stage left and only Governor Whitmer can officially uphold public trust in …

Enbridge’s Safety Violations, Damage to Oil Pipeline Spells Game Over for Line 5

On Friday, June 19th, energy transportation company Enbridge disclosed two massive failures in its pipeline operations. The first is their failure to uphold agreements on pipeline safety, resulting in $6.7 …

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Line 5 Deterioration Violates Public Trust & Safety

New Bill Helps to Provide Water Access During Pandemic

The Fight to Protect Clean Water: Stopping Water Shutoffs

The National Wildlife Federation is a long-standing and active partner in the fight for clean water. From protecting vulnerable species from polluted waters to ensuring anglers are able to pass …

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Needs to Protect Our Drinking Water and Local Businesses, Not Foreign Oil Companies

As Michigan faces an unprecedented health and economic crisis due to coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian oil giant, Enbridge, is attempting to take advantage of the situation by advancing their demands …

Why States Should Not Wait to Confront Toxic PFAS Chemicals

A family of toxic chemicals called PFAS are posing serious threats to wildlife and communities around the country. PFAS are hard to avoid—they are used in everything from clothing to …

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