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
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.
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
2006 State of the Lakes Ecosystem
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.