Protect Our Great Lakes National Parks and Water Quality with Robust Funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative!


Lake Michigan Overlook, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. © Lokinthru | Dreamstime.com

Our Great Lakes national parks are visited by more than 6 million people each year who come to enjoy the beaches, kayaking, wildlife viewing and great fishing. The National Park Service protects more than 620 miles of shoreline at these parks, safeguarding public health, creating jobs and ensuring these special places will survive for all Americans to experience and enjoy.

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) is a critical funding source administered by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is important in restoring and protecting our lakes and improving our national parks in the region. The nearly 3,000 restoration and toxic clean-up projects that have been funded by the GLRI have improved water quality, prevented beach closings and fought invasive species like the Asian carp from advancing in our lakes and streams. Learn more.

But the administration wants to eliminate this important funding source entirely! This would be catastrophic to the Great Lakes and the people who depend on them. Join NPCA and tell your members of Congress to support full funding at $300 million annually for the GLRI to continue this important work of restoring and protecting our Great Lakes.

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

Message

Protect Great Lakes national parks and preserve the GLRI!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I strongly support funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) at $300 million annually to protect our lakes, drinking water, jobs and national parks in the region.



I urge you to ensure that we have full funding for the GLRI in the FY18 Environmental Protection Agency budget at $300 million to protect our Great Lakes and our national parks in the region. The GLRI has shown great results, and there is still much work to do to protect the waters, lands and wildlife of our region.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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