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State of the Great Lakes 1997 Annual Report



Posted on behalf of Martha Waszak <WASZAKM@state.mi.us>

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Governor John Engler released of the latest annual report on the state
of the Great Lakes on April 29.

The report focuses on numerous issues impacting the Great Lakes
ecosystem including fisheries, water levels and air toxics.  It features
guest authors from business, government, and the environmental
community.

The Governor highlighted his Clean Michigan Initiative, a half a billion
dollar bond issue for environmental cleanup, as well as his financial
support for fish hatchery renovation ($18 million), sea lamprey control
($3 million), and other programs to control the spread of exotic species
throughout Michigan.

The  State of the Great Lakes 1997 Annual Report  also features
differing perspectives on Lake Huron (*Is It the Forgotten Lake?*);
directional drilling under the Great Lakes; climate change policy in the
wake of Kyoto; Lake St. Clair; and unique and globally significant
islands of the Great Lakes.

Copies of the report are available free of charge from the Office of the
Great Lakes at 517-335-4056.