Restoring Our Great Waters

Restoring and protecting the region’s Great Waters – the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, Lake Champlain, Gulf of Maine, and the Upper Mississippi, Potomac, Susquehanna, and Delaware rivers – is a high priority at the Institute. The Institute conducts research and provides support to ecosystem protection and restoration advocates in order to present a strong and effective voice in the policy-making process.

  • Great Lakes Washington Program

    Created to further the restoration and revitalization of the region, the Great Lakes Washington Program (GLWP) improves the Great Lakes ecosystem and economy through its relationship with the bipartisan…

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  • Mississippi River Basin Program

    Launched in 1995, The Mississippi River Basin Program (MRBP) envisions a Mississippi River Basin where livelihoods and the economy can thrive alongside conserved wetlands, restored floodplains, resilient ecosystems, and clean streams…

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  • Towards Sustainable Water Information

    No resource is more vital to the future of the Northeast-Midwest (NEMW) region—its population, industry, food production, and quality of life–than its naturally abundant fresh water. Our capacity to monitor …

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  • Toward Science Based Ballast Standards

    e Northeast-Midwest Institute has a long track record of addressing the problem of aquatic invasive species (AIS), especially on the Great Lakes. AIS are a major threat to Great Lakes fisheries, tourism, and ecological health. AIS eat away at the value of our region’s coastal resources by impairing…

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