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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: July 18, 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

July 18, 2008

Great Lakes Basin Compact now moves to Congress
With the recent signing by Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm of that state’s legislation ratifying the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, the focus shifts to the U.S. Congress which must grant its consent for the Compact to become law. More

Legislation reauthorizing Great Lakes Legacy Act moves forward
One of the Commission's top congressional priorities is moving forward with legislation reauthorizing the Great Lakes Legacy Act now introduced in both the House and Senate. More

Basin Program resumes grants, awarding over $350,000 for 2008 projects
Over $354,000 in grant funding will be distributed this year among 17 projects selected by the Great Lakes Commission under its Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. More

Workshop held to identify benefits of restoring Areas of Concern in Michigan
A June 18 workshop held in Lansing, Mich., explored how cleanup efforts in Michigan's 14 Great Lakes Areas of Concern are generating economic benefits for local communities. More

Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species holds first-ever joint meeting with Mississippi River counterpart
In the first joint meeting of the two groups, the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species held a combined session in Milwaukee June 17-18 with the Mississippi River Basin Panel. More

New Sea Grant Fellow joins Great Lakes Commission
Kristina Donnelly was recently named the 2008-09 Sea Grant Fellow at the Great Lakes Commission and started her one-year fellowship in June. More

Three new interns join Great Lakes Commission staff
The Great Lakes Commission recently welcomed three new interns, including two from Quebec. More

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