Presenting a New Way to Visualize Investments
April 15, 2019 - States, provinces, the U.S. and Canadian federal governments, local communities and private organizations make investments to protect, restore and enhance Great Lakes coastal wetlands. With so many different organizations involved, it can be hard to see the big picture of how progress is being made, how much we are investing at these different scales, and where there are gaps or opportunities to do more planning and implementation. Read more
Looking forward to a new year of collaboration and innovation
January 17, 2019 - Like a large global company with many divisions, the Great Lakes basin presents a huge challenge in coordinating work across the diverse groups working on strategies, investments and tracking progress on Great Lakes issues. Read more
Working Together to Catch Aquatic Invasive Species Early
December 12, 2018 - Prevention and early detection are the most effective and cost-efficient methods of invasive species management. But in these multi-jurisdictional, interconnected waters, a strong and proactive approach in one area of the basin is ultimately only as effective as the weakest approach in another. Read more
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Blue Accounting in the News
February 11, 2019 - Blue Accounting releases data tools showing source water risks and protections in Great Lakes Basin
Blue Accounting’s Source Water Initiative recently launched visual tools that illustrate work to protect source water in the Great Lakes Basin.
February 5, 2019- Great Lakes Commission tracks phosphorus in Lake Erie through ErieStat website
Lake Erie has a harmful algal bloom problem. So the Great Lakes Commission launched ErieStat, a website that tracks phosphorus flowing into the lake and causing the annual blooms – plus plans to reduce phosphorus. Eventually the site will show how the plans are working.
December 13, 2018 - New tool launched for aquatic invasive species surveillance in the Great Lakes
Recently, Blue Accounting, in partnership with state and federal agencies, launched a new suite of web-based resources and tools to support early detection of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes.
December 4, 2018- Great Lakes Commission convenes binational advisors to help track progress in Lake Erie
June 7, 2018 - Great Lakes Commission releases ErieStat to support Lake Erie phosphorus reduction efforts
March 16, 2018 - Blue Accounting Formed to Gather Great Lakes Data
With two countries, eight states, two provinces, 249 counties and countless non-governmental organizations and businesses focusing attention on the complex issues confronting the Great Lakes basin, you can imagine the huge amount of data hanging out there with each agency and group.
February 27, 2018 - Canadians Offer Plan to Battle Harmful Algae Blooms
Canada and the province of Ontario recently released their plan to combat toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie. Phosphorus is the primary cause of the blooms that turn parts of the lake green most summers.
February 5, 2018 - Great Lakes Clean-up Tracking Effort Now Underway
There's a new program being launched to monitor the effectiveness of Great Lakes protection efforts.
February 1, 2018 - Program Seeks to Measure Success of Great Lakes Protections
A program intended to monitor the effectiveness of Great Lakes protection efforts has established goals and ways to measure progress toward achieving them.
November 3, 2017 - New website tracks progress on Great Lakes
Over the years, billions of dollars have been allocated to restoring the Great Lakes – whether its money spent cleaning up pollution, preventing invasive species, or educating the public. A new regional initiative will analyze how effective some of these efforts – and dollars – have been so far.
October 28, 2017 - New Website Helps Measure Great Lakes Restoration Progress
New Blue Accounting website launched: Great Lakes Commission and The Nature Conservancy share new information services with Great Lakes governors and premiers.
October 26, 2017 - New Blue Accounting website launched
A new website is designed to help leaders in the Great Lakes region keep track of progress toward protecting the environment and boosting the economy.
2017 Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers
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