Boating Economic Impact Model
This system of web-based models allows users to
estimate boater spending and the associated economic impacts in
terms of jobs, sales, income, and value added associated with the
ownership (e.g., craft spending) and use (e.g., trip spending) of
different sizes and types of recreational boats. Economic impacts
may be estimated for a marina, groups of marinas (eg, in a harbor),
a boat access/ launch site, or for all registered power boats and
sail boats in a designated region.
Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation|
The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal
Conservation was founded with the goals of protecting and restoring
Lake Huron's coastal environment and promoting a healthy coastal
ecosystem. The Coastal Centre is the only grassroots organization
focused on protecting the coastal environment lake-wide.
Understanding and Protecting the Great Lakes
The goal of this
movie is to provide an overview of the concepts of surface and
groundwater watersheds and the concept of water diversions. The
movie relates these issues to the Great Lakes Compact Agreement and
presents ideas on how individuals can make an impact on water use
and the policies surrounding water protections.
|2008 Lake Michigan
4th-10th grade teachers and
non-formal educators from the Great Lakes region are invited to
participate in the Lake Michigan Exploration Workshop, August 2-8,
in Chicago. This workshop is designed to promote Great Lakes and
ocean sciences in formal and informal education and forge lasting
relationships between science researchers and educators.
Partnership for Regional Invasive Species
This site contains
resource materials pertaining to the FL-PRISM, invasive species of
the Finger Lakes Region, information on NYS and federal invasive
species policies, and information on other PRISMs throughout NYS.
|Mother Earth Water
Grandmothers, and a group of Anishinawbe Women and Men have taken
action regarding the water issue by walking the perimeter of the
Great Lakes. The 2008 Lake
Michigan walk was completed on May 12.