State lawmakers are perhaps the most important decision-makers for protecting the Great Lakes. They create the laws, shape the policies, and provide the funding that makes or breaks our communities and natural resources. The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, chaired by Michigan State Senator Patty Birkholz, helps state lawmakers learn from each other, exchange ideas, and coordinate their efforts throughout the region. The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus has now launched a great website - www.greatlakeslegislators.org - that offers many resources, including Great Lakes state and federal legislative trackers, maps of the Great Lakes basin's state and federal legislative districts, and a list of legislators representing the region. This is just the latest result of an ongoing effort led by Senator Birkholz and Mike McCabe of the Council of State Governments to help the states work together to address regional issues.