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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: Dec. 21, 2007

Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
Great Lakes Commission News Briefs
A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission
December 21, 2007
Holiday Greetings from the Great Lakes Commission!

Register now for the 2008 Semiannual Meeting and Great Lakes Day in Washington!
The 2008 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes Day in Washington will be held in conjunction with each other, Feb. 26-28 in Washington, D.C. More
Report considers impacts of increased corn, ethanol production
A report looking at the potential impacts of increased corn production to meet the demand for ethanol has been released by the Great Lakes Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More

Great Lakes Observing System begins implementation
The Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) has received funding to begin work on four initial projects to be pursued under the developing initiative. More

Congress restores funding for Great Lakes Basin Program
The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control is on track to resume grants for local conservation projects in 2008. More

Great Lakes Panel looks at risk assessments
The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species held its fall meeting Nov. 28-29 in Ypsilanti, Mich. More

Dredging Team hears concerns of navigation stakeholders
Members of the Great Lakes Dredging Team heard directly from navigation shareholders regarding economic hardships they are experiencing due to low water levels and dredging backlogs. More

Coast Guard commandant to speak at Marine Community Day event
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 Admiral's Dinner and Marine Community Day, Feb. 20-21 in Cleveland, Ohio. More

Great Lakes Compact advances in state legislatures
The approaching end of the year has brought a flurry of activity on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Water Resources Compact. More

Advocacy and legislation
Congress has passed and President Bush is expected to sign an omnibus appropriations bill that includes funding for a variety of Great Lakes programs. More
Featured project: Michigan Statewide Public Advisory Council (SPAC)
The Great Lakes Commission provides support staff for the Michigan SPAC, whose membership is made up of representatives of the states's 14 Areas of Concern (AOCs). More
Upcoming Events
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104-6791
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