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What's New & Notable
15 August 2007

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body

Through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body, the Great Lakes Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the Premiers of Ontario and Québec are taking the lead in protecting the world's largest source of surface fresh water.
International Upper Great Lakes Study

Commissioned by the International Joint Commission, the Upper Great Lakes Study area includes lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, and their interconnecting channels (St. Marys River, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and Niagara River), up to Niagara Falls. Major topics for investigation include determining the factors that affect water levels and flows, developing and testing potential new regulation plans, and assessing the impacts of these potential plans on the ecosystem and human interests.
Perspective on found Edmund Fitzgerald life ring

A life ring from the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in Lake Superior in November 1975, was found this week on the eastern shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula. This video clip offers commentary on the find from Tom Farnquist, director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society.

NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Science, Service and Stewardship

NOAA's 200th Celebration in 2007 will highlight the rich history of science, service, and stewardship provided to the American public by NOAA and its predecessors. Celebrate a family friendly "Day in the Great Lakes" with NOAA at John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, on Sept. 8.

Listen to Your Lakes

After months of research and market testing, Shedd has launched a new Great Lakes awareness campaign. Listentoyourlakes.org includes a blog with up to date Great Lakes stories from around the basin, campaign updates and other musings.

Superior Watershed Partnership

The Superior Watershed Partnership, formerly known as the Central Lake Superior Watershed Partnership, implements a variety of environmental and stream restoration projects including dam removals, habitat restoration, native plant reintroduction and shoreline stabilization. The Partnership also provides technical, educational and monitoring assistance on a variety of Great Lakes protection initiatives with emphasis on lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron.

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