GLEC Awarded National Aquatic Resource Surveys Contract

June 6, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water has continued its long-standing relationship with GLEC as a key contractor supporting the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) by awarding GLEC with a five year competitive task order contract valued at $31.8 million. The NARS surveys are designed to assess and monitor the condition of the nation’s river, lake, wetland, and coastal resources through a rotating schedule of field surveys followed by laboratory analyses and reporting phases. Each survey is designed to generate statistically valid estimates of the ecological health of water bodies through sampling a randomly selected representative assemblage of aquatic community, water quality, human health and associated ecological data. GLEC has supported the NARS program since it began with the 2007 National Lakes Assessment.




GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.


GLEC's Columbus, OH laboratory is ADEQ accredited for Acute Toxicity and Chronic Toxicity testing.



Great Lakes Environmental Center

739 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 941-2230
Fax: (231) 941-2240