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Title: Last call! 2006 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting!

Contact: Tim Eder, executive director, 734-971-9135, teder@glc.org
Register online at
www.glc.org/meeting.

Last call! 2006 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting!
Time is short! Only a few days remain to register and make reservations for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, Oct. 3-5 in Duluth, Minn.

The deadline for online registration is Friday, Sept. 29. To register or obtain additional information,visit www.glc.org/meeting.

Join the members of the Great Lakes Commission, along with other representatives of other Great Lakes institutions, scientists, policymakers and stakeholders as they focus on some of the major issues facing the world’s greatest freshwater resource, the Great Lakes. Special sessions will address the next steps in implementing the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration’s blueprint for Great Lakes restoration, smarter and cleaner Great Lakes shipping, and the science and strategies involved in controlling aquatic invasive species and progress on that front to date.

All attendees will also be invited to help chart the future course of the Great Lakes Commission by participating in a discussion of the Commission’s Strategic Plan, which is being updated.

The meeting will be immediately preceded by a tour of three Duluth-area maritime and environmental projects on Oct. 3; the Stryker Bay cleanup on the St. Louis River; new McQuade Road Harbor of Refuge for recreational boaters; and the Erie Pier facility where dredged sediments are sorted and cleaned for use in various practical applications rather than taking up space in confined disposal facilities.

An opening reception will be held at the Great Lakes Aquarium the evening of Oct. 3, followed by the business meeting and special sessions on Oct. 4-5. (See preliminary agenda at www.glc.org/meeting/pdf/agenda-prelim-08-22.pdf). An optional dinner cruise for up to 70 attendees will be held on Lake Superior the evening of Oct. 4.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites on Duluth Harbor. A registration fee of $125 U.S. ($140 Can.) covers meeting materials, two continental breakfasts, a luncheon on Oct. 4 and the opening reception. Seats are still available for the dinner cruise, which are available for an additional $40 U.S. ($45 Can.).

Register online at www.glc.org/meeting by Sept. 29. For reservations at the Holiday Inn & Suites, call 218-722-1202 or toll free 800-477-7089.

We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an engaging and productive meeting. Come join us!
Contact: Tim Eder, executive director, 734-971-9135,
teder@glc.org

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The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by the Hon. Thomas E. Huntley (Minnesota), is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency established under state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission consists of governors’ appointees, state legislators and agency officials from its eight member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a “Declaration of Partnership.” The Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Great Lakes Commission

The Hon. Thomas E. Huntley, Chair; Tim A. Eder, Executive Director

Eisenhower Corporate Park 2805 S. Industrial Hwy. Suite 100 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-6791

734-971-9135 Fax: 734-971-9150 Web: www.glc.org

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