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E-M:/ State of the Great Lakes 1997 Annual Report

Enviro-Mich message from "Martha Waszak" <WASZAKM@state.mi.us>

Governor John Engler released of the latest annual report on the state of the Great Lakes on April 29th.

The report focuses on numerous issues impacting the Great Lakes ecosystem including fisheries, water levels and air toxics.  It features guest authors from business, government, and the environmental community.

The Governor highlighted his Clean Michigan Initiative, a half a billion dollar bond issue for environmental cleanup, as well as his financial support for fish hatchery renovation ($18 million), sea lamprey control ($3 million), and other programs to control the spread of exotic species throughout Michigan.

The  State of the Great Lakes 1997 Annual Report  also features differing perspectives on Lake Huron (*Is It the Forgotten Lake?*); directional drilling under the Great Lakes; climate change policy in the wake of Kyoto; Lake St. Clair; and unique and globally significant islands of the Great Lakes.

Copies of the report are available free of charge from the Office of the Great Lakes at 517-335-4056.

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