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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 01 August 2003

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What's New & Notable, 01 August 2003

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Great Lakes BeachCast

Site of the Month. Great Lakes beachgoers can now access an Internet gateway to information on Great Lakes beach conditions, including health advisories, weather, monitoring data and more. BeachCast, a service of the Great Lakes Commission and its Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN), is now available at www.glin.net/beachcast. Users of the site can search by lake or state/province for their beach of choice and view locational maps, current advisories and related resources. Also included are answers to Frequently Asked Questions such as “What is E. coli?” and “How do the bacteria get in the water?” You'll also find tips for how to keep beaches clean and news about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) BEACH Program and related research and monitoring initiatives. BeachCast is supported by the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office, in collaboration with beach managers working through the Great Lakes Beach Association.

A Family's Guide to Eating Fish from the Lake Erie Basin

A must-read for eating fish caught in Lake Erie and the rivers and streams that feed into it! Fish is a source of protein and is low in saturated fat. Get the benefits and reduce the risks of eating fish by wisely choosing safer places to catch fish, safer types of fish, safer ways to prepare fish, and safer amounts of fish to eat for yourself and your family.

Great Lakes Intertribal Council

Provides information about community events, cultural communication activities, accommodations, and attractions in Indian Country within the Great Lakes Intertribal Council and Heritage Tourism membership.

Great Lakes Fish Stocking Database

Searchable by year, fish species and lake, this site provides fishery managers, scientists and other interested parties with access to a centralized, comprehensive database of all fish stocked into the Great Lakes from artificial propagation.

Friends of the St. Clair River

Friends of the St. Clair River is an all-volunteer registered Canadian charitable organization. Its purpose is to promote conservation, beautification and other environmental activities associated with the St. Clair River and assist in the development and implementation of the St. Clair River Remedial Action Plan.

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with the regional network, visit www.great-lakes.net/about/partner.html

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