Summer 2019 Newsletter

A summary of our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting, a report on water levels, and more...

New IJC Commissioners

The International Joint Commission, a joint agency of both the U.S. and Canada created to manage the lake and river systems along their joint border, recently announced the appointment of new commissioners.

Great Lakes Coalition 2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Seeking answers and voicing concerns about government inaction, over 200 shoreline property owners filled the meeting room at the Haworth Inn & Conference Center in Holland, Michigan on Saturday, August 10, 2019 for the Great Lakes Coalition's Annual Membership Meeting.

Proposed New Lock at Lake Superior

The case for building a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie received a big boost with the publication of a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which detailed the critical importance of the locks to the U.S. economy. The report, entitled: “The Perils of Efficiency: An Analysis of an Unexpected Closure of the Poe Lock and Its Impact” was completed in October of 2015, and reported on MLive on March 13, 2016.

Lake Levels

As of June 13, 2019, Lake Michigan water level is at 581.71 feet. For more information, go to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers daily level chart at