Yearly Archives: 2000

Whitestone named new Associate Commissioner

Ontario has named Jim Whitestone an Associate Commissioner, completing the province’s delegation to the Great Lakes Commission. Whitestone currently serves as director of the Transportation Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. He has held numerous positions in provincial government since 1986, many in Ontario’s Ministry of Finance. He ...   Read More »

Dikmen named new Commissioner

F. Ned Dikmen has been appointed to the Great Lakes Commission’s Illinois Delegation by Gov. George Ryan. He will replace Don Vonnahme, who will remain active as an alternate to Brent Manning, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Dikmen is publisher of Great Lakes Boating Magazine and founder ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Information Network redesigned: Catch the new wave!

www.great-lakes.net or www.glin.net

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce a new look and enhanced navigation for the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN). The new GLIN will be officially unveiled to the public on May 15.

The site features a condensed “Daily News” page that includes current ...   Read More »

Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control announces 18 new grant awards

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Eighteen proposals have been selected to receive funding under the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in FY2000. The Basin Program seeks to improve Great Lakes water quality by promoting erosion and sediment control and sound land-use practices through information/education, demonstration grants, ...   Read More »

Setting our agenda: State and provincial priorities for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region

2000 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission, May 11-12

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Policymakers and opinion leaders from throughout the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region will convene May 11-12 in Duluth, Minn., to address and act on key public policy issues affecting the environment and economy of the world’s ...   Read More »

2000 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications technology

Ivona Lerman, a master’s student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University (MSU), is the winner of the 2000 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship.
Learn About Bald Eagles as Indicators of DDT and PCB Levels in the Great Lakes...   Read More »

14th Annual International Great Lakes St. Lawrence Mayors’ Conference: May 17-19 in Gary, Indiana

April 2000

Dear Mayors and Friends of the International Great Lakes St. Lawrence Mayors’ Conference:

I am writing to extend a warm invitation to the 14th annual meeting of the International Great Lakes St. Lawrence Mayors’ Conference (IGLSLMC) that will be held in Northwest Indiana from May 17-19, 2000.

Northwest ...   Read More »

Mobile Source Toxic Air Emissions

Air quality management efforts in the Great Lakes region have taken a major step forward, thanks to a decision support tool developed by the Great Lakes Commission. Working with the air quality agencies of its eight member states and Ontario, the Commission has developed and released a Great Lakes Toxic ...   Read More »

New Fellowship Program to Strengthen Great Lakes Science/Policy Linkages

Ann Arbor, Mich. —The Great Lakes Commission announces an innovative new fellowship program that will advance the environmental quality and sustainable development goals of the organization and its state and provincial members. In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program and Great Lakes Sea ...   Read More »

Ontario and Québec join Great Lakes Commission

New state-provincial partnership for Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region

Ann Arbor, Mich.—Officials of the Great Lakes Commission today announced a new state-provincial alliance that will advance environmental protection, resource management and economic development efforts in the binational Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region. The Governments of Ontario and Québec have ...   Read More »

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