Great Lakes Basin
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The Great Lakes Basin encompasses the following 8 states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Due to its vast importance there are many efforts to keep the lakes from being invaded by non-native plants and animal species. The links below will give you information about the Great Lakes Basin and what efforts are currently underway to protect this natural resource.
The Great Lakes form the largest surface freshwater system on the Earth. More than 30 million people live in the Great Lakes basin, and the impact of their daily activities, from the water consumed to the waste returned, directly affects the Great Lakes environment.
The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book
About the Lakes
Protection of Lakes
Great Lakes Basin Compact