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What's New & Notable, 01 April 2003

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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Site of the Month. The Indiana DNR's newly designed and content driven web site puts Hoosier natural resources just a mouse click away. If you're visiting on business, learn about the coastal management program along the shores of Lake Michigan and mine reclamation projects, visit the special web site about Hoosier wetlands, or see what the state is doing about invasive plant and wildlife species. If you're visiting for fun, learn about Indiana's 22 state parks, 17 historical sites, 9 reservoirs, 8 state forests, 12 state nature preserves and 15 fish and wildlife areas, and so much more. Planning a visit? Reserve a campsite or a room at a state park inn and purchase your fishing or hunting license online. Whatever the reason, click on over and make yourself at home.

Wetland. wetkit: tools for working with wetlands in Canada

wetkit is a web-based tool kit designed to streamline access to practical tools that can help Canadians better understand and manage wetlands. wetkit 2003 was launched last month in Ottawa, Ontario, at the National Conference on Wetlands Stewardship. The site features a Great Lakes quicklink that identifies tools developed especially for Great Lakes watersheds.

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

The MNFI actively contributes to decisions that impact the conservation of biological and ecological diversity by collecting, analyzing, and communicating information about rare and declining plants and animals, and the array of natural communities and ecosystems native to Michigan.

Sustainable North Shore

Sustainable North Shore is a new non-profit, non-partisan advocacy and educational organization promoting the transformation of Minnesota's North Shore region into a functioning model of modern sustainable culture.

Binational Toxics Strategy.According to the newly released Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Progress Report, levels of the most critical, persistent pollutants around the Great Lakes - including mercury, dioxin, benzo(a)pyrene and hexachlorobenzene - continued to decline in 2002.

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Christine Manninen
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Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.