PRESERVING AND STRENGTHENING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan, Fred has a deep appreciation for Michigan’s wildlife, natural resources, and, of course, our state’s greatest treasure – The Great Lakes.
As a member of the Great Lakes Task Force, Fred has long fought to protect the Great Lakes and conserve their beauty. That’s why he strongly supported the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in nearly two decades and provides robust funding to address a wide range of problems including lake pollution, invasive species, and contaminated sediment. Fred has also led the charge against the long-term storage of nuclear waste anywhere near the Great Lakes.
Most recently, Fred voted for the Great American Outdoors Act, a landmark conservation bill that will help ensure national parks and public lands are preserved and protected by providing $900 million a year to address a $20 billion maintenance backlog on federal public lands.
Southwest Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful outdoor recreation spots in the entire world, ones that Fred cherishes just like you. Fred will always fight for a cleaner and healthier environment that protects southwest Michigan’s abundant natural resources.