Launching a Comprehensive Coastal Wetlands Acreage Database

July 16, 2019 - Blue Accounting has released the most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands protection, restoration and enhancement projects in the Great Lakes basin. For the first time, decision-makers and stakeholders can view state, federal, provincial and private investments side-by-side and track progress toward acreage goals identified for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Read More.

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

Blue Accounting will be at these upcoming events

2019 Coastal Wetlands Symposium 

September 19-20, 2019 | Maumee Bay | Oregon, Ohio 

Blue Accounting in the News

July 16, 2019 - Blue Accounting releases most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands projects in the Great Lakes

Blue Accounting has released the most comprehensive database of coastal wetlands protection, restoration and enhancement projects in the Great Lakes Basin on their information hub at www.blueaccounting.org. For the first time, decision-makers and stakeholders can view state, federal, provincial and private investments side-by-side and track progress toward acreage goals identified for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). 

Listen to our June public webinar to learn more about the Blue Accounting Coastal Wetlands Issue.

June 18, 2019 - Blue Accounting’s ErieStat releases new data on efforts to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie

The Great Lakes Commission, in coordination with state and federal agency partners, has released new data and information on Blue Accounting’s ErieStat. ErieStat provides an information hub that tracks progress toward a healthier Lake Erie. The new data tracks phosphorus runoff into Lake Erie between 2017 and 2018 and demonstrates the relationship between heavy rainfall and increased phosphorus levels in the lake.

June 14, 2019 - Blue Accounting releases data tracking progress toward stronger Great Lakes maritime transportation system

The Blue Accounting initiative today released data to track progress toward a more robust, efficient and sustainable maritime transportation system in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin.

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

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today introduced a newly formed advisory group for Blue Accounting’s ErieStat, a website designed to track progress toward the binational goal of reducing phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent.

June 7, 2018 - Great Lakes Commission releases ErieStat to support Lake Erie phosphorus reduction efforts

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) today announced the launch of ErieStat, a website that tracks progress toward the binational shared goal of reducing phosphorus in Lake Erie by 40 percent, and reports how much of the nutrient is entering the lake from select rivers.

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.

Governor Whitmer at Blue Accounting Kiosk

Governor Whitmer and Aquatic Invasive Species Issue Lead, Erika Jensen at the AIS kiosk during the 2019 Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers

@Reilly Manz/Great Lakes Commission