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GLIN==> What's New & Notable, 01 May 2004

Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable, 01 May 2004

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

GLIN Site of the MonthLake Erie supports a $7 billion tourism business and supplies drinking water for 11 million people. To help protect this vital resource, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) completes annual assessments of drinking water sources in the basin and develops plans to protect them, provides grants for drinking and wastewater system improvements, and conducts water quality studies to identify threats to the water resources in the area. These projects and more are just a sample of how Ohio EPA is working to make the Great Lakes basin and all of Ohio a cleaner place to live and visit.

Preliminary Report of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy - Governors' Draft

US Ocean report.Released by the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy on April 20, 2004, this document presents the Commissionís preliminary findings and recommendations for a new, coordinated, and comprehensive national ocean policy. The initial public comment period runs through May 21.

Southern Lake Michigan Research Symposium www.iisgcp.org/symposium/RS2004/main.htm

On May 18 in Chicago, the IL-IN Sea Grant Program will host a free, public symposium to showcase research being done in the southern Lake Michigan region.

Ontario Nature

On Nature magazine.

Ontario Nature protects and restores natural habitats through research, education and conservation. The spring issue of the group's On Nature magazine focuses on "Who Protects the Water?"

New Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock joins Great Lakes fleet

USCG cutter Hollyhock. Pennants were raised during an April 30 ceremony to commission the new U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock in Port Huron, Mich., its homeport. More Hollyhock history

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Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.