Congressional Briefing on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

What: A Congressional briefing entitled “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Success Stories and Challenges Ahead”
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 2:003:00 p.m.
Where: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building

The briefing will provide Congressional staff and Great Lakes organizations the opportunity to hear directly from Great Lakes Stakeholders about some of the achievements that are being made through the GLRI. The briefing will include an overview of the GLRI, success stories through the cleanup of toxic areas of concern and habitat restoration in the Great Lakes, challenges the GLRI faces in the current budget environment, and the economic impacts that the GLRI has had on the region over the last eight years. The tentative list of speakers includes:

  • Mr. Matt McKenna, Northeast-Midwest Institute
  • Mr. Cameron Davis, GEI Consultants, Inc.
  • Mr. Chad Lord, Healing Our Waters Coalition
  • Ms. Whitney Tawney, Ducks Unlimited
  • Mr. Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission

To RSVP, please email

If you have any questions, please contact Matt McKenna, Director of the Great Lakes Washington Program, at