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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 01 January 2003 -- Happy New Year!

Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable
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What's New & Notable, 01 January 2003

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Great Lakes Sea Grant Network

Site of the Month.The Great Lakes Sea Grant Network promotes better understanding, conservation, and use of Great Lakes resources. The network is a cooperative effort of seven Sea Grant programs that combines research, education and outreach for public service in the Great Lakes region. Through Sea Grant extension agents, communicators and educators, the network plays a central role in supplying the region and the nation with science-based information to better manage Great Lakes resources for present and future generations.

Tree Identification Guide for Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Evergreens are a common sight at this time of year, but do you know which is which? This Tree ID Guide includes keys, distribution maps, taxonomy and more. Also check out the Michigan Forests Forever Teacher's Guide, a comprehensive manual about the state's forests, forestry and forest management. You'll find curriculum suggestions and many activities and exercises, all fully keyed to Michigan educational standards and benchmarks.

Concerned Citizens for Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Saugatuck Dunes along the west coast of Lake Michigan are threatened by land swaps, which would allow the local communities to build water facilities (intake, pumping station, pipeline, treatment plant) within the current boundaries of the state park. Established as a "citizens' park," Saugatuck Dunes include nearly 1,000 acres of forested and open dunes and swales, meadows, Lake Michigan beach, and ponds. Its value to scientists studying freshwater sand dune ecosystems is also well established.

Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association.

The Huron Island Lighthouse, built in 1868, still stands today atop Huron Island, the second largest island of the Huron Islands chain in southern Lake Superior. The Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association is dedicated to preserving the historical and architectural features of the lighthouse and adjacent properties for future generations.

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Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.