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What's New & Notable
16 July 2007

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Great Lakes Maritime Research Information Clearinghouse
www.maritime.utoledo.edu

This site is the home of a comprehensive data repository and information clearinghouse for the maritime industry in the Great Lakes. The system is envisioned to facilitate the acquisition, storage, management, analysis and exchange of data between analysts and decision makers within the industry.

The 2007 Race to Mackinac
www.chicagoyachtclub.org/racetomackinac


The Chicago Race to Mackinac is 333 statute miles (289.4 nautical miles), starting just off Navy Pier, to Mackinac Island. It is the longest annual freshwater sailing race in the world and the festivities started the morning of July 14th. Track the race.

Travel Green Wisconsin
www.travelgreenwisconsin.com

Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary program that reviews, certifies, and recognizes tourism businesses that have made a commitment to continuously improve their operations in order to reduce their environmental impact.

NOBOB Best Management Practices Final Report
www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Task_rpts/2004/
aisreid04-1.html

The study examines the extent to which commercially operating ships realistically apply the practices put forth in the "Code of Best Practices for Ballast Water Management," and the effectiveness of these and suggested enhanced management practices at reducing the risk of new species introductions.

Minnesota Campaign for Conservation
www.campaignforconservation.org

The Minnesota Campaign for Conservation is a coalition of citizens and organizations committed to developing long term conservation strategies, funding sources and policy tools that will ensure the preservation of Minnesota's cherished outdoor traditions for future generations.

Little Traverse Conservancy
www.landtrust.org

The mission of the Little Traverse Conservancy is to protect the natural diversity and beauty of northern Michigan by preserving significant land and scenic areas, and fostering appreciation and understanding of the environment.


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