Environmental Factors

Many environmental factors face the National Park Service, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, and the Great Lakes Region. These factors include Non-native species such as Zebra Mussels, Emerald Ash Bore, and Asian Carp; climate change, and pollution to name a few.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative logo. Blue text with the shapes of the Great Lakes in blue. Rest of the area is white.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. A task force of 11 federal agencies developed an action plan to implement the initiative. This action plan covers fiscal years 2010 through 2018 and addresses five urgent issues:

1. Cleaning up toxins and areas of concern;

2. Combating invasive species;

3. Promoting near shore health by protecting watersheds from polluted run-off;

4. Restoring wetlands and other habitats; and

5. Tracking progress and working with strategic partners.

More information about the GLRI can be found here.

Park Ranger in uniform standing on a beach with Lake Erie in the background.

Catch My Drift

Ranger Kathie has been Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial's Great Lakes Restoration Intitive Park Ranger since 2010. During the 2016 and 2017 she started written a blog to help tackle the issue of helping the Great Lakes. Some issues she tackles are big while others are things people can do in their own house to help. Here is the link to Catch My Drift.

Last updated: January 9, 2018

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