Through the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body, the Great Lakes Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the Premiers of Ontario and Québec are taking the lead in protecting the world’s largest source of surface fresh water—the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. We recognize that the Basin’s waters are one of the most important natural resources in North America and that we must work together to protect them.

The Great Lakes Governors and Premiers created the Regional Body on December 13, 2005, by signing the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement. The Agreement details how the Great Lakes States, Ontario and Québec will manage and protect the Basin and provide a framework for each State and Province to enact laws for its protection. The Governors and Premiers are working aggressively to put the Agreement into action.


November 7, 2014-The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body will meet on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST in room PA 129 on the first floor of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation Building at 625 Broadway, Albany, New York.  This meeting will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.  Meeting participation will also be open via conference call.  If you attend in person, please bring a form of identification for building security purposes.  An agenda, materials to be discussed and call-in information are available below.  All materials posted to the website are subject to revision up to and through the meeting.

Call-in Number: 720-259-0759
Toll-free number: 888-387-8686
Passcode: 3704420

Draft December 9, 2014 Agenda

Draft June 13, 2014 Meeting Summary

Draft Resolution #22--Adoption of Draft Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Draft Résolution No 22 Adoption du Budget de L'Exercice Financier 2016