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01 April 2007

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The Great Lakes Wiki
www.greatlakeswiki.org

GLIN Site of the Month The Great Lakes Wiki is devoted to the citizens of the Great Lakes and their stories about our great natural resources. The web site uses special software that enables anyone to add articles and content, or edit the content of others. Established as a response to a lack of environmental coverage of Great Lakes stories by the region's newspapers, the wiki broadens the possibilities of sharing information and building a Great Lakes community.

Michigan's Great Lakes Circle Tours
www.michiganhighways.org/other/glct.html

This web site offers specific driving routes for the Circle Tours around lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior.



Aquatic Invasive Species Student Poster Contest
http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/
deq-ogl-AIS-contest2007.doc

The Michigan DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes is sponsoring a student poster contest for middle school students grades 6-8 to raise public awareness about aquatic invasive species prevention and control. Posters are due April 25 .

Toxics Release Inventory Program
www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri05

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a database containing detailed information on chemicals and chemical categories that industrial and federal facilities manage through disposal or other releases, and waste management for recycling, energy recovery, or treatment. U.S. EPA released the 2005 TRI data on March 22.

Changing Ice Cover on Lakes Erie and St. Clair
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/
NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17584

New images from NASA illustrate how ice has advanced and retreated over the surface of Lake Erie in recent weeks.



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