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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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What's New & Notable
01 June 2008

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Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS)
www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/Programs/ncrais/glansis.html

GLIN Site of the Month Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS) is your one-stop source for information about nonindigenous species in the Great Lakes basin. GLANSIS provides targeted access to information - references, fact sheets, and collection records - for 185 established Great Lakes aquatic nonindigenous species. GLANSIS is searchable geographically (by watershed and lake) as well as by scientific and common name.

GLANSIS is supported by NOAA and was developed in partnership with USGS to function as a Great Lakes node of the national USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database.

Great Lakes Legislative Caucus
www.greatlakeslegislators.org

Great Lakes Legislative Caucus The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus is a nonpartisan group of state and provincial lawmakers from eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.


Clean Boats Every Day
www.glrc.us/initiatives/invasives/
CleanBoatsEveryDay.html

Through a new "Clean Boats Every Day" Initiative, the 2008 boating season has been declared a summer-long celebration of sustainable recreational boating throughout the Great Lakes. Through the Initiative, Great Lakes Governors, Mayors, Members of Congress, Tribes, Federal Agencies and other partners have joined forces to protect the Great Lakes from aquatic invasive species (AIS).

Summer Discovery Cruises
www.miseagrant.umich.edu/discovery

Summer Discovery Cruises Summer Discovery Cruises are open to the public (ages 6 and up) and will take place on the lower Detroit River and Lake St. Clair during the period June 22 through August 17. The Living Lake, Great Lakes Science for Teachers and Eagle's Eye Nature Cruises are a few of the cruise themes offered this year.

A View From the Lake
www.seagrant.umn.edu/vfl

A View From the Lake Get ready for the 2008 View From the Lake trips aboard the L.L. Smith, Jr. Research Vessel. This year's program will focus on the importance of forests and trees in protecting water quality and habitat in Lake Superior and its many rivers and streams. View this summer's trips.


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