The Great Lakes are a natural wonder of the world that holds one-fifth of the world's fresh water supply. Comprising over 700 miles of New York's shoreline, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River hold the key to our economic health, recreation, and irreplaceable family experiences. The Great Lakes supply millions of New Yorkers with their drinking water, provide habitat for wildlife, and support billion dollar industries such as tourism and fishing.
With miles of spectacular beaches, wildlife-rich wetlands, amazing fishing opportunities, expansive forests, and clean drinking water, the Great Lakes ecosystem is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent treasure troves of natural resources on Earth.
CCE works at the local, state, and federal level to protect Great Lakes water quality and quantity by championing several Great Lakes campaigns and initiatives:
Updated by bsmith 8/14/14