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What's New & Notable, 01 July 2003

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American Sail Training Association
www.tallships.sailtraining.org

Site of the Month. The American Sail Training Association is an international youth education and leadership development nonprofit with a strong interest in preserving the maritime history and traditions of North America. As an association of more than 250 tall ships and traditional sailing vessels, ASTA's mission is to encourage character building through sail training, to promote sail training to "youth of all ages" and to support education under sail. Tall Ships Challange.Among its numerous initiatives, ASTA organizes the Tall Ships Challenge® Series to increase awareness of opportunities and benefits from sailing aboard these beautiful and powerful ships. The series will be sailing through the Great Lakes in summer 2003. View the Great Lakes Tall Ships events!

Celebrate Canada Day
www.pch.gc.ca/canada

Canadian Flag.Did you know Canada is the second largest country in the world (by area)? The first is Russia. Related links: Canada Day news and events and Canadian-themed activities for kids


Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange
http://p2rx.org/

The Pollution Prevention (P2) Resource Exchange is a national network of regional centers dedicated to improving the dissemination of pollution prevention information for the service provider community. GLIN hosts more than a dozen listservs for the P2 community, including the very-popular p2tech discussion list.

Ohio Bicentennial
Ohio is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its statehood in 2003! As the 17th state to enter the Union, the story of Ohio statehood actually dates to 1787 and the creation of the Northwest Territory. This large body of unsettled land encompassed what are now Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota.
www.ohio200.org

Port Washington Light Station. 1860 Light Station Restoration Project
www.portlightstation.org

Over the last two years, volunteers have done an impressive job renovating the Port Washington 1860 USCG Light Station. The current project, as approved by the National Park Service and the Wisconsin State Historical Society, encompasses the cleaning and repair of the exterior masonry and rebuilding the infrastructure, walls, roof, tower and lantern room. Take a look inside!


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