Published on January 13th, 2015 | by GrowWNYAdmin


Alliance for the Great Lakes

Meet the member organizations of the Western New York Environmental Alliance! 

Organization Name:  Alliance for the Great Lakes

Organization Mission: To conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.

Organization Vision: None

Key Achievements:

  • Advocated for new sanitary sewer discharge rules in Wisconsin that curb sewage overflows to Lake Michigan.
  • Released a groundbreaking report calling for permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins, to prevent inter-basin transfer of Asian carp and other invasive species.
  • Engages some 10,000 volunteers in eight Great Lakes states in our Adopt-a-Beach™ Program, which includes litter removal and monitoring as well as beach health assessment.
  • Received the American Bar Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Environmental Law and Policy, the first not-for-profit citizen’s group to win the award.

Leadership: Nate Drag, ndrag@greatlakes.org

Established Date: 1970

Purview: Great Lakes Region

Address: Innovation Center, Suite 437, 640 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203

Website and Social Media:

Contact Information: 716-261-9393

Events: “Adopt a Beach”

Membership Offered: No


This membership profile was created by UB Honors Student Andrew Kimiecik, Fall 2014.

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