EPA Science Inventory

EPA Research Strengthens Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Citation:

RICHARDS, C. EPA Research Strengthens Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/F-11/001, 2010.

Description:

As the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, the Great Lakes (Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior) are a source of economic prosperity, recreation and raw materials. Human activity, however, has resulted in pollution and other stressors. The Great Lakes currently face significant threats, including invasive aquatic species, contaminated sediments, and pollution from agricultural and urban stormwater runoff. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, established in fiscal year 2010, is an interagency effort led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect, maintain and restore the Great Lakes. The long-term goals include improving water quality for recreational use and drinking water and providing a healthy ecosystem for fish and wildlife.

Purpose/Objective:

As the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth, the Great Lakes (Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior) are a source of economic prosperity, recreation and raw materials. Human activity, however, has resulted in pollution and other stressors. The Great Lakes currently face significant threats, including invasive aquatic species, contaminated sediments, and pollution from agricultural and urban stormwater runoff. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, established in fiscal year 2010, is an interagency effort led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect, maintain and restore the Great Lakes. The long-term goals include improving water quality for recreational use and drinking water and providing a healthy ecosystem for fish and wildlife.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (COMMUNICATION PRODUCT/EXTERNAL FACT SHEET)
Start Date: 10/01/2010
Completion Date: 10/01/2010
Record Last Revised: 05/07/2012
Record Created: 01/05/2011
Record Released: 01/05/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 232365

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

IMMEDIATE OFFICE