About Great Lakes Now

With a monthly magazine-style television program and daily online reports at GreatLakesNow.org, the Great Lakes Now initiative offers in-depth coverage of news, issues, events and developments affecting the lakes and the communities that depend on them, while capturing the character and culture of the region.

Housed at Detroit Public TV, Great Lakes Now’s growing network of regional partner public broadcaster stations and other media outlets contribute coverage to the television program and to the Great Lakes Now website. The monthly show, “Great Lakes Now,” launched in April 2019, and since then has expanded to a basin-wide, bi-national program carried on more than a dozen PBS stations in five states as well as in Ontario.

A growing team of award-winning journalists provide authoritative coverage online about a wide range of subjects affecting life in the Great Lakes Basin including water quality, public policy, environmental justice, economic development, resource conservation and tourism.

In addition, Great Lakes Now produces activities and lessons plans for Grades 5-8 with a curriculum and virtual field trips available HERE for free.

Great Lakes Now staff also appear at a wide range of events throughout the region, partnering with universities, cultural institutions, civic and historical groups, and recreational clubs to bring audiences screenings, panel discussions and opportunities to shape show segments and website stories.


Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

Laurie & Tim Wadhams

Consumers Energy

Richard C. Devereaux Foundation for Energy & Environmental Programs at DPTV

Eve & Jerry Jung

Polk Family Fund

Americana Foundation

Brookby Foundation

Founders Brewing Co.

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