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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: Feb. 26, 2008

Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission
February 26, 2008
Commission's top priorities for FY2009 legislation, appropriations
The Great Lakes Commission has released its FY2009 federal legislative priorities, which will be presented to Congress on Feb. 28, Great Lakes Day in Washington. More

Study detailing local government investments in the Great Lakes to be released
Key findings of a report documenting local government investments in Great Lakes restoration and protection will be presented at Great Lakes Day in Washington events on Feb. 27, 2008. More

Lake Michigan pilot study released
A pilot study, using Lake Michigan to test and improve the design of a national monitoring network, has been completed by the Lake Michigan Monitoring Coordination Council, a project of the Great Lakes Commission. More

Lautenbacher to address Semiannual Meeting
Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher Jr. (Ret.), administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be among the keynote presenters at the 2008 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, Feb. 26-27 in Washington, D.C. More

Indiana approves Great Lakes Compact; New York expected soon
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has given his approval to legislation to ratify the Great Lakes Compact, signing the bill into law on Wednesday, Feb. 20. More

Great Lakes legislative priorities tracking available on GLIN
The Great Lakes Commission has developed a web-based tool to provide up-to-date information on Great Lakes legislative priorities. More

Study to assess invasive threats to microbial community
The Great Lakes Commission is assisting with a new initiative to probe the sensitivity of the Great Lakes microbial community to newcomers and develop tools and processes to protect it. More
Featured project: Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
The Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) is the Commission's primary vehicle for channeling news, data and other information about the Great Lakes and the binational Great Lakes - St. Lawrence region of North America. More
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