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GLIN==> GLC Semiannual Meeting/Aquatic Nuisance Species Symposium

For Immediate Release
March 29, 2001

Dear Friend:

On behalf of the member states and provinces of the Great Lakes 
Commission, I am pleased to invite you to our 2001 Semiannual Meeting in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan. The event, titled "Ensuring Environmental and 
Economic Prosperity," is set for May 15-16 at the Holiday Inn - North 

 >> Agenda: http://www.glc.org/announce/01/3-01semi_agenda.pdf <<
 >> Registration Form: 
http://www.glc.org/announce/01/3-01semi_registrationform.pdf <<

Hosted by the Michigan Delegation to the Great Lakes Commission, the 
meeting offers an excellent opportunity for Commissioners, Observers and 
all interested parties to discuss and formulate policies in the areas of 
resource management and environmental quality; transportation and 
sustainable development; and communications and information management. 
Special sessions will address regional initiatives of overriding 
interest. One is titled, "Safeguarding our Water Resources" and 
addresses issues of water withdrawal, diversion and lake level 
management. The other is titled "Oil and Gas Drilling in the Great 
Lakes" and offers multiple perspectives on directional drilling and 
related matters. In addition, breakout sessions will allow all meeting 
attendees to participate as Commission priorities, resolutions, advocacy 
strategies and policy initiatives are presented and discussed.

Social events will also provide a great opportunity for members of the 
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Community to interact. On May 15, attendees 
will enjoy tours of NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 
and the USGS Great Lakes Science Center, followed by a reception, dinner 
and entertainment at the Michigan League on the University of Michigan 

Please take a moment to complete and return the registration form and 
make your hotel reservations. Your registration form is requested on or 
before Monday, April 23. Your hotel reservation should be made by the 
same date; please call the Holiday Inn at 734-769-9800.

Please note that the Semiannual Meeting will be followed immediately by 
a special symposium titled "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Assessing 
Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention and Control."

 >> ANS Symposium materials: http://www.glc.org/ans/nisa/ <<

A special discount is available for those who have registered for the 
Semiannual Meeting. I encourage you to extend your stay for this 
outstanding symposium.

Thanks in advance for a prompt response. Again, April 23 is the 
requested deadline for meeting registration and hotel reservations. I 
look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor!


Michael J. Donahue, Ph.D.

The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Nathaniel E. Robinson 
(Wisconsin), is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency created by 
state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, 
healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes-St. 
Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission consists of state 
legislators, agency officials and governors' appointees from its eight 
member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Quebec was 
established through the signing of a "Declaration of Partnership." The 
Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and 
Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and 
other regional interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann 
Arbor, Michigan.
The full text of this announcement and related documents are online at 

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