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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable
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What's New & Notable, 20 November 2002

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Exotic Species: Asian Carp.

Asian carp have been in the headlines lately, and the Fishery Commission has created a media center with still photos, video and other resources to help educate the public about the significance of their threat to the Great Lakes region.
> > > www.glfc.org/fishmgmt/carp.asp < < <

St. Lawrence Vision 2000.

The St. Lawrence Action Plan was first launched in 1988, but what is the state of the river today? Now in Phase III, the action plan is responsible for reducing toxic substances, eliminating chemical pollution, maintaining biodiversity, protecting human health, and working with the community to restore the St. Lawrence River.
> > > www.slv2000.qc.ec.gc.ca/index_a.htm < < <

Great Lakes Maritime Academy
> > > www.nmc.edu/glma/ < < <
Located in Traverse City, Mich., the Academy trains men and women to serve as Merchant Marine officers aboard Great Lakes and ocean ships. Unique among other state maritime academies, the GLMA is designated as a regional maritime academy and the only one affiliated with a community college.
Ontario Water Works Research Consortium
> > > www.owwrc.com < < <
The definitive home for taste and odour research in Lake Ontario, the OWWRC's mission is to link member utilities to government and university researchers and, through those links, facilitate the completion of research that is of value to member communities. Significant work is underway for 2002, including a new initiative on attached algae.
Nominations for Great Lakes awards (web sites, books, exhibits)
> > > www.greatlakes.msu.edu/awards.cfm < < <
The Center for Great Lakes Culture annual awards are given to selected works devoted to the history and culture of the Great Lakes region. GLIN won the inaugural award for "best website" in 2001. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2002.
Midwest High Speed Rail Coalition
> > > www.midwesthsr.org < < <
The MHSRC is a regional membership-based organization dedicated to promoting a network of advanced passenger trains serving nine states in the Midwest . Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration and nine state departments of transportation (including IL, IN, MI, MN, OH and WI) are working together to develop and expand the regional passenger rail system.

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