Taking action to protect the Great Lakes

Find out how Canada is taking action to address current and future threats to Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health.

Great Lakes Areas of Concern

Cleaning up areas identified as having high levels of environmental harm. Find out more about the Great Lakes Areas of Concern.

Working with others to protect the Great Lakes

A shared responsibility to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Find out more about domestic and binational collaboration.

Lakewide plans

Action and management plans for protecting each Great Lake. Find out more about Lakewide Action and Management Plans.

Preventing toxic and nuisance algae

Managing excess nutrient concentrations in the Great Lakes to prevent toxic and nuisance algae. Find out more about algae in the Great Lakes.

Improving the health of coastal wetlands

Protecting and identifying risks to coastal wetlands and increasing their resiliency to future changes. Find out more about the Great Lakes coastal wetlands.

Identifying at-risk nearshore waters

Assessing and protecting against ongoing and emerging challenges to the nearshore waters of the Great Lakes. Find out more about the nearshore waters of the Great Lakes.

Reducing harmful chemicals

Addressing the threats posed to the Great Lakes by Chemicals of Mutual Concern. Find out more about these harmful chemicals.

Engaging Indigenous Peoples

Supporting participation by Indigenous Peoples in decision making processes and actions to restore and protect Great Lakes water quality. Find out more about Indigenous Engagement.

Engaging the public through citizen science

Enhancing public awareness and participation to address Great Lakes issues. Find out more about public engagement.

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