The International Joint Commission has recommended to the governments of Canada and the USA to adopt objectives and targets for nitrogen and phosphorus at the Red River international boundary to help address eutrophication concerns in the Red River and Lake Winnipeg.
Areas of Concern
Restoring and revitalizing designated Areas of Concern in the Great Lakes has long been seen as bringing environmental, health and economic benefits to those regions.
The Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium continues to grow since its launch in the fall of 2020.
Just before it spills out into northwestern Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, the Lower Menominee River defines the boundary between the port cities of Menominee, Michigan, and Marinette, Wisconsin.
Now more than ever, it’s time to embrace binational cooperation to ensure that the waters and people of the Great Lakes basin are healthy.
This broadcast will be live from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET Thursday, December 10, 2020. The broadcast will be available on-demand at this link immediately afterwards. For the report and more information visit ijc.org/en/2020-TAP-Report.
The IJC’s first Triennial Assessment of Progress report was released in November 2017, as well as a Highlights report, a Technical Appendix and a Summary of Public Comment Appendix.
Common reed (Phragmites australis) is an exotic invasive plant that has colonized extensive portions of Great Lakes coastal wetlands and shorelines and is less prominent in Lake Ontario – with some speculation this may be related to water-level regulation.