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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable
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What's New & Notable, 18 June 2003

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Water level news and maps on GLIN
www.glin.net/levels

Water levels.With water levels on the Great Lakes continuing a downward trend, GLIN is offering new online services to aid the shipping community, shoreline property owners, boaters and all other recreational users of the lakes. The new regional data portal for water level observations is made possible through a partnership with NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) – Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). NOS manages a suite of premier web tools for acquiring and distributing vital environmental measurements, including water levels, currents, winds, air and water temperature, and related hydrologic and meteorological data.

Navigation tips: On www.glin.net/levels, right-click your mouse on the maps to access view options like zoom! Then hold down your left mouse button to navigate the map and click on areas of interest.
Revisiting some "great" web sites!
In honor of GLIN's 10th anniversary year, we're highlighting some of our past Site of the Month honorees. These sites have grown along with GLIN and are the key partners that make the regional network a success!
Great Lakes Protection Fund Enhanced site!
www.glpf.org
Formed in 1989 by the governors of the Great Lakes states, the Great Lakes Protection Fund is a permanent environmental endowment that supports collaborative actions to improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute
http://environmental.jrn.msu.edu/institute.html

The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University is hosting the Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute June 17-21, 2003. During this intense 4 1/2-day workshop 25 environmental journalists from the U.S. and Canada will learn about some of the most important environmental issues facing the Great Lakes.

Beach monitoring in Wisconsin
www.wnrmag.com/stories/2003/jun03/beach.htm

Wisconsin beach.

For the first time, water quality at all of Wisconsin's popular coastal beaches will be monitored this summer and the public alerted when the water is unsafe for swimming. View daily water quality reports for Wisconsin’s Great Lakes beaches


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Christine Manninen
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Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.