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.

Proposed EPA Ballast Rules Too Weak to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

Year after year, the Great Lakes are being threatened by invasive species — with the silent intruders often getting a free ride in the ballast water of ocean going vessels. …

A Win a Decade in the Making: Governor Whitmer Moves to Shut Down Line 5

Sitting in the open waters the Great Lakes, for over 4 miles, a nearly 70-year-old pipeline, called Line 5, pumps over 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids per …

Healthy Advisory sign PFAS

Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit …

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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…

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

Enbridge’s Safety Violations, Damage to Oil Pipeline Spells Game Over…

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

A Reminder to Continue the Fight For Environmental Equity Racial justice and environmental justice are intrinsically linked, and we will not reach the vision of healthier habitats and communities without …

Line 5 Deterioration Violates Public Trust & Safety

Governor Whitmer must take immediate action to protect Michigan’s people, wildlife, and waters from yet another major infrastructure failure. This week, Enbridge Energy disclosed that Line 5, their 67-year-old oil …

New Bill Helps to Provide Water Access During Pandemic

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 …

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