About Great Lakes Now

Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau, GreatLakesNow.org, shares stories about the unique culture and history of the Great Lakes basin and explains the ways the fresh water of the Great Lakes generates jobs and economic activity and creates a wealth of recreational opportunities. GreatLakesNow.org informs its audience about the health of the lakes on an ongoing basis.

The Great Lakes Bureau also provides coverage of important conferences related to living, working, protecting and enjoying the Great Lakes – the largest body of freshwater on earth. Thanks to the support of the Erb Foundation, the scope and mission of Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau is expanding on a daily basis. 

New environmental threats as well as threats of budget cuts are putting the future of this precious resource at risk. Now, more than ever, the stories of the Great Lakes need to be told.

Great Lakes Now managing editor and acting bureau chief is Mary Ellen Geist.  You can email her at glb@dptv.org.  Learn more about Mary Ellen.

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