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What's New & Notable, 19 May 2003

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Great Lakes Tall Ships Challenge 2003

Tall ships.After drawing huge crowds in 2001, Tall Ships are returning to the Great Lakes this summer! Plan to participate in this series of sail training races, rallies, cruises and port festivals organized by ASTA in conjunction with host ports in the United States and Canada. Cities hosting the ships this summer include Ohio: Cleveland and Toledo; Illinois: Chicago; Michigan: Muskegon and Bay City; and Ontario: Sarnia.

Revisiting some "great" web sites!
In honor of GLIN's 10th anniversary year, we're highlighting some of our past Site of the Month honorees. These sites have grown along with GLIN and are the key partners that make the regional network a success!
The 17th Annual International Association of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Mayors Conference

June 16-18 in St. Catharines, Ontario
This year's theme is 40 Million Reasons: One Resource, One Concern, One Voice. The Association has a proud history of providing a venue for cooperation among cities (especially shoreline communities) with an interest in maximizing their relationships with the economy, ecology and culture of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

Status of Restoration Activities in Great Lakes Areas of Concern

AOC report. More than a decade ago, 43 of the most polluted areas around the Great Lakes were designated as Areas of Concern because they contained contaminated sediment, inadequately treated wastewater, nonpoint source pollution, inland contaminated sites or highly degraded habitat. This new report from the International Joint Commission features a Matrix of Restoration Activities, which includes indicators of cleanup progress.

Photography exhibit on Lake Superior lava metamorphoses

Lava photo exhibit.

Lenka Holubec's photographs illustrate lava formations along the North Shore of Lake Superior as remarkable manifestations of nature's creative powers. The Canadian Shield along the northern edge of Lake Superior, where the images have originated, represents some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world, formed approximately 3 billion years ago. The exhibit runs through June 1, 2003, at the Civic Garden Centre at Edwards Gardens in Toronto.

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Christine Manninen
GLIN Webmaster
Great Lakes Commission
Ann Arbor, Mich.