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New & Notable on GLIN, 4/1/99

NEW ON GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net>
Pay us a visit to check out these new features...

GLIN Site of the Month for April
Council of Great Lakes Governors: http://www.cglg.org

The Council of Great Lakes Governors is a close non-partisan partnership
of the governors of the eight Great Lakes states: Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In
1983, the region's governors decided to join forces to create the
Council and tackle the severe environmental and economic challenges then
facing the citizens of their states. Through the Councilís Web site, the
Great Lakes Governors are able to directly communicate with those
individuals and organizations that have an impact on the environmental
and economic well-being of the region. The Council site is a useful
resource for information on the Great Lakes Governors and initiatives
important to them, such as brownfields redevelopment and international

If your agency is interested in being GLIN Site of the Month, see
http://www.great-lakes.net/sitemont.html for more details.
New E-mail Lists
An electronic meeting place where communications staff from Great Lakes
agencies can discuss and exchange information to promote cooperation and
to better address Great Lakes regional communications needs.

A forum to promote, disseminate and develop watershed-sensitive design
practices for new subdivisions in the Great Lakes region.
Updates on U.S.-based Areas of Concern, U.S. EPA Great Lakes National
Program Office
Includes a clickable map, and information on use impairments, RAP
Status, achievements and outlook, publications and more.
New Great Lakes teaching tools of interest:

The Watershed Game, Bell Museum of Natural History/ University of

Great Lakes Jigsaw Puzzles, Northern Images

Canada's Capital Youth Zone, National Capital Commission

The Freshwater Fish Quiz, Madison JASON/University of Wisconsin Sea
Grant Institute
Oil planning and response for the Great Lakes
Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in
Prince William Sound. What work is being done to prevent such a disaster
in the Great Lakes? Visit the U.S. EPA (Region 5) Oil Planning and
Response Section web site for an Oil Spill Learning
Center, Inland Spill Response data and maps, photo gallery and an
overview of area contingency planning activities in the region.
**URL changes/web site redesigns**

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Detroit District (now at http://www.lre.usace.army.mil/)
Buffalo District (now at http://www.ncb.usace.army.mil/)
Both sites include comprehensive information on Great Lakes water
levels, weather and coastal engineering.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (now at
Special note: All State of Ohio web addresses that use the 'ohio.gov'
address will be obsolete by the end of 1999.

Michigan Sea Grant (http://www.engin.umich.edu/seagrant/)
Includes resources on exotic species, boating & fishing and Great Lakes
education, as well as an online publications catalog and ordering
system, and numerous funding opportunities.

Great Lakes Fishery Commission (http://www.glfc.org/)
New and improved! Highlights include the Forum newsletter, meeting
schedules and background on the Lake Committees and the ever-popular
GLFC Image tanks (http://www.glfc.org/fishtank.htm), galleries of fish
and sea lamprey images available for free use and downloading.

For daily updates on Great Lakes web offerings, visit the "What's New"
section on GLIN <http://www.great-lakes.net/navigate/new.html>

Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Email: manninen@glc.org
Phone: 734.665.9135
Fax: 734.669.0764

Project Manager
Great Lakes Commission
400 Fourth St., Argus II Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816