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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: October 25, 2007



Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission
October 25, 2007
International Joint Commission to expedite study of St. Clair River
The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced on Oct. 18 that it will produce a draft report on changes in the St. Clair River that may be contributing to low water levels in Lakes Michigan and Huron by June 2009. More

Funding urged for recreational harbor maintenance
Noting the significant role of recreational boating in the regional economy, the Great Lakes Commission is calling upon Congress and the Bush Administration to provide modest funding to adequately maintain Great Lakes recreational harbors. More

Cherry, Quinn re-elected
Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry and Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn have been re-elected to a second term as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Great Lakes Commission. More

Coastal Infrastructure Workshop
The Great Lakes Commission and the NOAA Coastal Services Center recently co-hosted a scoping workshop examining the aging and deteriorating condition of much of the Great Lakes' coastal protection infrastructure. More

Advocacy & Legislation -
A U.S. Senate committee has voted to reauthorize the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in the 2007 Farm Bill, specifically linking it to recommendations of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration. More

Lake Superior rebounds
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports that, due to recent rains in the Lake Superior basin, the lake has risen from a record September low. More
Featured project: GLAD
The Great Lakes Air Deposition (GLAD) program promotes efforts to address the deposition of toxic pollutants to the waters of the Great Lakes region. More
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