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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
15 April 2007

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Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge
www.epa.gov/greatlakes/earthday2008

U.S. EPA issues this Earth Day Challenge to residents, businesses and community organizations throughout the Great Lakes basin to plan or participate in collection events of e-waste or unwanted medicines during Earth Week April 19 - 27. The Challenge is to collect a million pounds of e-waste for proper management and a million pills of unwanted medicines for responsible disposal during Earth Week.

Great Lakes Urban Exchange (GLUE)
www.gluespace.org

The Great Lakes Circle Tour leads you around the largest freshwater system on the planet - but the main route often takes you far from the water's edge. This site shows you where to pull off the highway for a quiet beach, a hidden lighthouse, or a secluded park.

Great lakes Maps
www.greatlakesmaps.org

This exhibit traces the evolution of mapmaking since the 1600s and the historical influence of the Great Lakes on the history of Wisconsin. The collection features an illustrated, hand-colored map of North America made in 1670, one of the first maps to show all five Great Lakes.

Coastal Ohio Wind Project
www.nwowind.org

The Coastal Ohio Wind Project is a research project focused on using technologies to monitor avian interaction within or near an active turbine site. Area residents are invited to attend meetings in March to hear from wind, avian, and economic experts on the subject of wind energy, and share their thoughts.

Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River proposal for public comment
www.ijc.org/LOSLdocuments

The IJC has released for public comment a proposed new Order of Approval and a proposed new plan for regulating the flows through the Moses-Saunders Dam between Cornwall, Ontario and Massena, New York. Regulation affects water levels and flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

National Environmental Education Week (EE Week)
www.eeweek.org

EE Week, April 13-19, is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. It increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums.


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