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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
01 November 2006

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Stop the Mudness

GLIN Site of the Month Did you know that dirt is the #1 pollutant, by volume, in our waters? The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control launched this unique public outreach campaign to improve basinwide publicity on the damages caused by sediment. The site includes background information, checklists and a basic publicity/communications toolkit for use by local organizations to spread the word about this growing problem.

American Great Lakes Ports Association

The American Great Lakes Ports Association is an organization representing the interests of the public port authorities on the U.S. side of the Great Lakes. The organization works to inform and influence public policies, primarily at the federal level, that foster maritime commerce and related employment in the Great Lakes region.

Great Lakes Science Center

Based in Ann Arbor, Mich. since 1965, the Great Lakes Science Center focuses its studies on deepwater science, fisheries and nearshore coastal ecology.

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium

The Milwaukee Environmental Consortium (MEC) fosters collaboration within Milwaukee's environmental community through efficiencies of scale attained by the combined efforts of groups working together. MEC provides communal office services and is a conduit for communal benefits to its members. The member organizations include nonprofit organizations with missions focused on environmental and sustainable development issues.

2006 State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC)

SOLEC 2006 will be held November 1-3, 2006, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The focus of this year's conference is chemical integrity. SOLEC is held every two years in response to reporting requirements of the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Check http://registration.mshow.com/ecs/ for a live webcast of the event.

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