2001 Semiannual Meeting of the Great Lakes Commission|
Ensuring Environmental and Economic Prosperity for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region
Held May 15-16 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Frank Quinn (left), senior hydrologist at NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, receives a Great Lakes Commission Outstanding Service Award from Commission Chairman Nathaniel E. Robinson.
Representatives from Observer agencies address the Commission: Capt. Randy Helland, U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District, Marine Safety Division; and Pat Leavenworth, Wisconsin State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Commission Chairman Nathaniel E. Robinson (Wisconsin) discussing one of nine resolutions adopted by the Commissioners.
A full room of federal, state/provincial and non-government officials were in attendance at the Commission events to address Great Lakes issues related to resource management and environmental quality; transportation and sustainable development; and communications and information management.
David Cowgill (third from left) of U.S. EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office addresses the Commission as the New York Delegation looks on. Joining Cowgill at the Observer table are Donna Myers, newly appointed U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lakes Coordinator; and John Gannon of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center.