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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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01 May 2007

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Indiana Department of Environmental Management

GLIN Site of the Month Environmental protection in Indiana has come a long way since 1986, when the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) was established. Since then, IDEM has grown to a staff of 900, and employs some of Indiana's most qualified engineers, scientists and environmental project managers specializing in air, land, pollution prevention and water quality issues. IDEM provides quality environmental oversight and technical assistance in local communities and around the state. Whether a business owner, consultant, student, farmer, teacher or parent, IDEM is here to help fellow Hoosiers.

Lake Erie Balanced Growth Program

The Lake Erie Balanced Growth program is the product of the Balanced Growth Blue Ribbon Task Force to address serious problems associated with land use change in the Lake Erie basin.

New low water level advisories, real-time current meters

Low Water Advisories are now posted for any Great Lakes water level station where the water level is below the Low Water Datum for that station. Real-time current meter data are also now available for the Cuyahoga and Maumee rivers, with a third being planned on the St Clair River.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail

The Seaway Trail Discovery Center will host an exhibit featuring a series of interpretive panels on wrecks from Lake Erie to the St. Lawrence River, an interactive underwater learning program, diving and underwater photography exhibits, a series of presentations and much more, running May 17 - Sept. 20.

IJC 2007 Great Lakes Biennial Meeting announced

"Sustainable Cities, Healthy Watersheds" is the theme of this large-scale Great Lakes conference, scheduled for June 6-8 at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. The meeting will focus on current science and issues regarding the health of the Great Lakes and include in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics fundamental to the review of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. Also check out the Keep the Great Lakes Great Video Contest.

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Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.