What's New & Notable, 01 May 2003For daily
Great Lakes news, bookmark www.great-lakes.net/news/
Minnesota's new North Star web
portal represents a transformation in delivering dynamic, consistent
and cost effective government services over the Internet. North Star
displays all state services and information by easily recognizable
themes: living and working, learning and education, health and
safety, government, business, travel and leisure, and environment.
The new navigation structure means citizens and customers no longer
need to know which agency houses specific information or services.
Now the state's rapidly growing population of Internet-capable
citizens can enjoy quick access to government information and
transactions online, rather than spending time in line at government
| North Shore
Commercial Fishing Museum
Governed by the Historical Society in Tofte, Minn.,
the museum's collections include artifacts, photographs and
educational displays that chronicle Lake Superior commercial fishing
and maritime history. "Fresh Fish - As Tho You Had Caught Them
Yourself" -- the newest exhibit which runs through May 25 --
explores the marketing trends and fashions in the North Shore
commercial fishing industry during the early 1900s.
now for "Moving Toward a Sustainable Great Lakes"
Join all sectors of the Great Lakes community in
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., June 25-26 for discussions on Great Lakes
restoration planning, creating a sustainable transportation
intermodal network, waterfront redevelopment, water quality and
quantity issues, and more! Register online
today; registration deadline is May 12.
Cleanup Level Database
The Cleanup Level Database provides searchable,
online listings of soil cleanup levels and Records of Decision for
more than 10,000 Superfund sites, including more than 150 in the
Great Lakes states.
you know Canada has the longest coastline on the planet? In 2002,
the National Marine Conservation Areas Act was passed and Canada now
has the ability to create marine protected areas through three new
pieces of legislation. The western coast of Lake Superior is one of
17 priority areas currently in various stages of legally becoming
protected marine areas.
Canadian water facts
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