The Alliance for Great Lakes released its annual list of federal priorities for the Great Lakes region.
Molly Flanagan vice president for policy at the alliance, says the number one priority on their list is restoring Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding. The funds were not included in President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget.
"GLRI funds help to clean up toxic hot spots around the region," Flanagan said. "They prevent the introduction of new aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes, and curtail the spread of those species around the Great Lakes."
Other priorities on their list include invasive species and improving waste water and drinking water infrastructure.