Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency announced the formation of an advisory board that would assist Federal agencies in restoring, preserving, and protecting the Great Lakes. 
From the EPA’s announcement: 
“The new board, the federal government’s first advisory committee on Great Lakes issues, will provide advice and recommendations to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson in her capacity as federal Interagency Task Force chair. EPA will consider candidates from a broad range of interests including environmental groups, businesses, agricultural groups, funders/foundations, environmental justice groups, youth groups, academia and state, local and tribal representatives as needed. Nominees will be solicited through a second Federal Register notice in the coming weeks. EPA anticipates that board will be established this summer.”
Read the complete news release and learn more about the goals for the advisory board here.