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GLIN==> Great Lakes Commission News Briefs: Dec. 23, 2008

Title: Great Lakes Commission News Briefs


Great Lakes Commission News Briefs

A monthly summary of issues, activities and events
at the Great Lakes Commission

Dec. 23, 2008

Holiday Greetings from the Great Lakes Commission!

Register now for Great Lakes Days in Washington: Feb. 23-25!
The 2009 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes Days in Washington will be held Feb. 23-25. Promoting our Great Lakes federal policy agenda will be more important than ever next year with the new Obama administration in the White House and many new members of Congress. More

Commission looks ahead with enthusiasm toward Obama’s Great Lakes agenda
Citing President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign commitments to Great Lakes protection, the Great Lakes Commission (GLC) is expressing strong enthusiasm for the opportunity at hand to make serious progress toward Great Lakes restoration goals. More

Three Great Lakes Senate seats yet to be finalized
Great Lakes representation in the U.S. Senate is still taking shape following the Nov. 4 general election. At last report, one Senate race was still undecided, and two Senate seats put into play by the presidential election outcome were still vacant. More

Soil erosion projects in Pennsylvania, New York featured in “Keeping it On the Land” now available
Updates on two major projects in 2008 and a report on the Great Lakes Commission’s strategic approach to non-point source pollution prevention are included in the electronic newsletter “Keeping it On the Land” (www.glc.org/basin/pubs/keeping/dec08) recently released online. More

Applications being accepted for 2009 Sea Grant Fellowship
Applications are being accepted until Jan. 30, 2009, for the Great Lakes Commission – Sea Grant Fellowship. This 10th annual fellowship provides an opportunity for a graduate student to work for a year at the Commission office in Ann Arbor in such areas as Great Lakes science, policy and information/education. More

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