Great Lakes Regional Center

Starting a Movement in the Great Lakes

In 2010, the largest and costliest oil spill in our nation’s history tore into the Kalamazoo River and its wetlands. An oil pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge Energy, the … Read more

Weekly News Roundup- June 28, 2013

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill June 26- The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new bill in the U.S. Senate that would help bolster federal efforts … Read more

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story! Read more

John Gale on a farm hunting

Spending Time on a Farm Made Me a Conservationist

Did time on a farm inspire you to care about wildlife and natural places? Check out these farm memories from National Wildlife Federation staff and volunteers, and then share your stories. Read more

Weekly News Roundup- May 10, 2013

 Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Inexcusable for EPA Nominee to be Denied Fair … Read more

Weekly News Roundup- May 3, 2013

  National Wildlife Federation Announces Young Reporters for the Environment USA Winners May 3– The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the U.S. host of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program, announces … Read more

Heavy Rains, Runoff, Toxic to Wildlife

Lake Erie is experiencing a one-two punch of heavy rains and excess farm runoff that influences the magnitude of algae toxic to wildlife and humans. In a recent report: Taken … Read more

MI Student Earth Day Photos

On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their … Read more

Great Lakes Experience Record Floods

It’s been raining here in the Great Lakes. A lot. And cities like Grand Rapids and East Lansing, MI , Chicago, IL, and Toledo, OH are bearing the brunt. Rivers … Read more

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

It is only a matter of time before Great Lakes communities are being evacuated from their homes, possibly never to return, due to the latest tar sands spill. We have … Read more