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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable
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What's New & Notable, 01 September 2003

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Celebrating 10 years of GLIN: 1993-2003

View GLIN Interactive Presentation. 2003 marks the 10th anniversary of the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) -- an open, nonpartisan Internet portal for connecting people to data and information about the binational Great Lakes region of North America. To help us celebrate this milestone, visit our new interactive, multimedia program. An audio slideshow traces GLIN's evolution in the context of Great Lakes history, computing development and the Internet revolution. This interactive application also highlights a few of GLIN's many products and services, including BeachCast, Daily News, Lake Conditions, Maps & GIS and T.E.A.C.H. By clicking on any feature you can jump directly to the "live" web site. Lastly, read some comments from GLIN partners and supporters and learn about planning efforts for the next decade of GLIN. Ready for a history lesson? Start exploring here!

Hundreds anticipated to Adopt-a-Beach

Beach cleanup.The Lake Michigan Federation recently launched its 2003 Adopt-a-Beach program. The most significant Adopt-a-Beach event, called Coastal Cleanup, takes place on the third Saturday of every September. Volunteers expressed interest in expanding the popular, one-day cleanup into Adopt-a-Beach, a yearlong opportunity to educate the community about beach and water use at Lake Michigan beaches. How to participate in Sept. 20, 2003, coastal cleanup

Great Lakes Cities Symposium

The focus of this symposium, to be held Oct. 2-4, 2003, in Cleveland, Ohio, will be the regeneration of Great Lakes cities and their waterfronts.

National Invasive Species Council

Learn about the impacts of invasive species and the U.S. federal government's response. You'll also find profiles of selected species and links to agencies and organizations dealing with invasive species issues.

Ohio's 2003 Celebration of Lake Erie

For more than 10 years, Coastweeks has given people a chance to celebrate what Lake Erie means to them through recreational and restoration activities. The celebrations started on August 23 and will continue through September 21.

Upper Great Lakes Connecting Channels Study

Upper Great Lakes Connecting Channels Study cover. Revisit major findings and recommendations of the Upper Great Lakes Connecting Channels Study. Based on data collected in 1985 and 1986, this was a landmark study in advancing our overall understanding of the environmental conditions of the Great Lakes basin.

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