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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 01 March 2002

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SITE OF THE MONTH for March: Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/   This web site provides all the information you need about marine transportation in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway System. Features include water levels and wind speeds; shipping and navigation information; rules, regulations and official forms; and links to every organization, port and government agency involved with the Great Lakes and Seaway. You'll also find an interactive portion of the site with cargo matching, a cost calculator and full e-business capacity.

If you would like to nominate a site for GLIN Site of the Month, see http://www.great-lakes.net/news/sotm/gdlns.html for more details.

Darrin Fresh Water Institute (DFWI)
For more than 25 years, the Darrin Fresh Water Institute has been conducting research that has helped increase public awareness of environmental issues and has contributed to answers for tough questions concerning the protection of our land, water and air.

Great Lakes Women's Leadership Network
The Great Lakes Women's Leadership Network is a broadbased, multicultural, intergenerational organization formed to mentor and support Great Lakes women. Through leadership skills training, education and networking, GLWLN seeks to foster both empowerment and social change. Features a directory of female professionals in the Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR)
The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable supports pollution prevention and beyond compliance activities through information sharing, issue discussion and program development among member organizations.

Inaugural cycling tour circumnavigating the Great Lakes
Participants on the Tour Great Lakes will travel 2,900 miles (4,700 km) around the outer perimeter of the five Great Lakes. The expedition will take 6 weeks, departing from Alliston, Ontario (near Toronto) on July 7, 2002. Riders will travel clockwise around the lakes, through eight U.S. states and northern Ontario and will return to southern Ontario on Aug. 17. The average daily distance will be 85 miles (135 km).

The 2002 Great Lakes Economy Conference
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will hold a conference on economic linkages in the Great Lakes region at its Detroit Branch April 4 and 5. This conference will assess the extent to which the Canadian and American Midwest economies have become integrated with respect to trade, investment, business travel, immigration and tourism.

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