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Title: GLIN: What's New and Notable

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01 September 2007

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Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program

GLIN Site of the Month The Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program is a joint initiative between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Great Lakes states. As directed by Section 516(e) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, the program develops tools for watershed planning that are used by stakeholders who make decisions about soil conservation and non-point source pollution prevention measures. By supporting these state and local activities, this work is helping to reduce the need for and costs of navigation dredging, while promoting actions to de-list Great Lakes Areas of Concern. The Great Lakes Commission provides technical and administrative support in the implementation of this important initiative.

50th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk

50th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk The walk begins at 7 a.m. EDT on Sept. 3 in St. Ignace, at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the upper peninsula, and ends in Mackinaw City at the south end in the lower peninsula. At 5 miles in length, the Mackinac Bridge is currently the third longest suspension bridge in the world.

Lake Superior Water Surface Temperatures

A recent study of temperature and wind trends on Lake Superior found that both summer wind speeds and water temperatures have increased between 1979 and 2006. Scientists are theorizing that the lake was able to warm up more because the spring melt is happening earlier.

Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes

Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes As much as birds are masters of the sky, most of them also have equally powerful links to water - especially in our Great Lakes region. This online guide features 20 migratory birds common to the Great Lakes region, and explores their special relationships with water.

Great Lakes Maritime Academy

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is a division of Northwestern Michigan College. The Academy trains men and women to serve as business professionals and Merchant Marine officers aboard Great Lakes and ocean ships. Great Lakes Maritime is designated as a regional maritime academy and the nation's only freshwater academy.

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Ann Arbor, Mich.