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New: 2012 Annual Report

Grant Awards: Announcing 13 watershed and small scale grants awarded in 2012 to reduce sediment pollution in priority watersheds in the Great Lakes basin.

Stop the Mudness!

GLC Commissioners

Contact Gary Overmier at

Our Task Force members represent all Great Lakes states.

About our program:

A Message to Current Grantees
With Pending Reports:
to submit your online Progress Report and Final Report
The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control is all about making a difference—in water quality, land use, and agricultural productivity. Initiated in 1991 and authorized in the 2002 and 2007 Farm Bills, this federal/state partnership has supported well over 400 demonstration and technical assistance projects throughout the Great Lakes region. The Basin Program is coordinated by the Great Lakes Commission in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Natural Resources Conservation Service), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Erosion photo

The Great Lakes Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Task Force oversees the program and ensures that goals and objectives are met. Task force members include representatives from the eight Great Lakes states, the partner agencies and other federal and regional interests.

In taking action to prevent soil erosion and sedimentation, the Great Lakes Basin Program protects the water quality of the Great Lakes!

Events around the region:

February 10-11, 2015
Great Lakes Waterways Conference
Cleveland, OH
Join maritime industry leaders in the Great Lakes at the 2015 Great Lakes Waterways Conference as they come together to address the industry’s most pressing challenges while exploring its most exciting future opportunities. The conference is the one maritime industry event that involves all segments of the maritime community in important deliberations and sessions aimed specifically at the Great Lakes region.

February 18, 2015
Training Webinar: Planning and Design for Stream Rehabilitation with Large Wood
12:00 - 1:00pm ET. This webinar focuses the recent research findings on ecological significance of wood in fluvial systems, the necessary levels of wood projects analyses, identification of unforeseen factors, and other topics.

February 23 - March 31, 2015
Training Webinar: Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region
The 4-week online series will feature a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change.

March 3, 2015
Training Webinar: Floodplain Mapping Using HEC-GeoRAS and RAS Mapper)
12:00 - 1:00pm ET. This webinar will demonstrate how to easily add topographic data to a HEC-RAS model once the HEC-RAS model has been run, and how to map the resulting floodplain using both HEC-GeoRAS and the new HEC-RAS tool, RAS Mapper.

March 11-13, 2015
2015 WEDA Midwest Chapter Meeting
Milwaukee, WI
The 2015 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 11-13, 2015 in Milwaukee, WI at the Doubletree by Hilton Milwaukee Downtown.
Contact: James Wescott, P.E.
Phone: 312-201-7781

March 18, 2015
Training Webinar: Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control / Best Practices and Low Impact Solutions
This webinar will briefly review stormwater regulations for construction and post-construction and will explain how hydrology is a unifying theme. The webinar will include state-of-the-practice details for common LID and GI practices and will focus on details that are important to pay attention to during construction for successful stormwater quality management for the long term.

May 1-31, 2015
Training: Web-Based Sediment Tools

One-day training workshops (actual dates TBD) available around the basin. In these one one-day training workshops, participants learn how to use web?based sediment transport tools to better understand sediment issues and make informed decisions within their watersheds.
Contact: Brent LaSpada

November 2, 2015
Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops (webinar)
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present this series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues.

From the GLIN logo page on Soil Erosion and Sedimentation
Great Lakes Commission des Grands Lacs.  2805 S. Industrial Highway, Suite 100.  Ann Arbor, MI  48104-6791.  phone: 734/971.9135.  fax: 734/971-9150. GLIN Partner