Section 118 of the CWA follows suit with a detailed and prescriptive recipe for comprehensive watershed restoration and protection, creating a Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO
) with research, surveillance, and coordination functions similar to those of the Chesapeake Bay Program Office.(621) Unlike the Chesapeake Bay Office, however, GLNPO
has additional implementing duties as well.(622) Further, the statute includes a number of specific programs and substantive mandates that may help to translate the rhetoric of watershed and ecosystem protection into reality.