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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 7/1/00



For daily Great Lakes News, bookmark http://www.great-lakes.net/news/

SITE OF THE MONTH FOR JULY
Environment Canada's Freshwater Web: http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/
Designed to educate about the importance and extent of fresh water in
Canada, topics include water use, water efficiency, water quality,
policy and legislation, groundwater, interjurisdictional water issues,
art and culture. Also featured are a "Teacher's Corner" and many links
to other water-related web sites.

CANADA'S DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/
A recent winner of the Stockholm Challenge award, this site offers a
variety of online resources on topics ranging from Fine Arts and History
to Geography, Government and Social Studies. Recent features include
Aboriginal digital contributions through story, art, language and
culture.

NEWEST NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY IS IN LAKE HURON
A nationally significant collection of more than 100 shipwrecks in Lake
Huron off Alpena, Mich., will be protected by a June 19 agreement
reached by NOAA and Michigan Gov. John Engler. See
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/glsr/thunderbay/news/announcement.html

Related:
Southwest Michigan Underwater Preserve (Lake Michigan, Designated Nov.
1999)
http://www.swmup.org/

Map of Michigan's Underwater Preserves (existing and proposed)
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/shipwreck/mupc.html

NEW ONTARIO TRAVEL WEB SITE, UNVEILED JUNE 28
http://www.ontariotravel.net/
Take a virtual visit to the Great Lakes province of Ontario! Tour the
different travel regions and places to see and stay, and order or
download free Ontario travel guides.

And just in time for Canada Day and 4th of July...
LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH CAMS
If you can't get to the beach...let it come to you!

Grand Haven, Mich.
http://www.lakemichigancam.com/
Pictures are updated hourly and site also includes local weather and the
nearshore marine forecast. A great resource for boaters or beach goers.

South Haven, Michigan
http://www.mlive.com/beachcam/
This webcam even allows you to zoom and change the angle of the camera
to view different areas of the beach!


If you're interested in exchanging links with GLIN or furthering your
partnership with the regional network, visit
http://www.great-lakes.net/about/partner.html

Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Michigan




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