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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
01 September 2005

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GLIN Site of the Month Travel Michigan's web site is the one-stop shop for Michigan travel information, featuring more than 8,000 attractions, events, hotels, resorts, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses. Housed within the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Travel Michigan is the State of Michigan's official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan collaborates with the state's Destination Marketing Organizations (Convention & Visitors' Bureaus, other regional marketing entities, and tourism-related state associations) to market Michigan and provide comprehensive visitor information services. The unit's mission is to increase leisure visitor spending at Michigan businesses, with an overall goal of creating and retaining jobs in the state.

Annual September Adopt-a-Beach Event

Take part in this one-day event that works to rid shorelines and waterways of trash. The shoreline cleanup takes place Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, on beaches and tributaries along Great Lakes coastal areas in Michigan and Illinois.

Great Lakes Forestry Centre

One of five Canadian Forest Service research establishments across Canada, the Great Lakes Forestry Centre provides the forest sector with information and leading edge technologies to ensure it remains competitive,environmentally responsible and sustainable.

Cruise the Great Lakes

As the only travel company in the world to specialize in Great Lakes cruises, the Great Lakes Cruise Company offers unforgettable adventures on these legendary waters. 2005 marks the seventh cruise season, with ships sailing a variety of exciting itineraries.

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration draft strategy: Comments due by Sept. 9

The public is invited to submit comments on the draft GLRC report until Sept. 9, 2005. The GLRC is a wide-ranging, cooperative effort to design and implement a strategy for the restoration, protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes.

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