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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 2/16/01



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GLIN selected as OUTSTANDING GREAT LAKES CULTURAL WEB SITE
http://www.greatlakes.msu.edu/
The Great Lakes Information Network is being honored this weekend by 
Michigan State University's newly established Center for Great Lakes 
Culture. The award recognizes GLIN's cultural importance, exceptional 
content and quality, and effective design. The Center will be presenting 
the award Feb. 17 during their conference, "Mapping Great Lakes 
Identity: Past, Present and Future."

NEW GREAT LAKES FACTS: Brochures and fold-out maps
http://www.engin.umich.edu/seagrant/pubs/up/win00/glfacts.html
This new publication series from Michigan Sea Grant covers everything 
from general statistics to information about each lake's shoreline use, 
economy, ecology, and natural resource and environmental issues. There's 
a brochure for each lake plus a comprehensive one about the entire Great 
Lakes basin. Get yours today!

EXOTIC PEST PLANT HOME PAGE
http://www.glifwc.org/weeds/index.htm
This new site from the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
allows you to get acquainted with some of the most notable invasive 
(non-native) plants that are expanding their populations in the Great 
Lakes region. Includes a photo gallery, GIS mapping interface and 
species information.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
http://132.236.201.30/gbbc/
This weekend, help scientists advance their knowledge of winter bird 
populations by participating in the 4th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count 
(GBBC). The GBBC web site provides species lists, maps and other 
information, such as an online bird guide, to help you monitor the birds 
in your backyard.


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/Project Manager
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.


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