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December 2008: Evaluating Non-Point Source Pollution

:: GLC re-evaluates Non-Point Source Pollution Program
:: Featured Project: Environmentally Sensitive Maintenance (ESM) for Dirt &
    Gravel Roads/Trails (PA)
:: Featured Project: Exchange Street Culvert Erosion Control Project (NY)
:: Around the Basin
:: Upcoming Events

Happy Holidays throughout the Basin!

This holiday issue of Keeping it on the Land is taking the opportunity to revisit two successful projects of the past year, as well as taking a look at what the Great Lakes Commission's Strategic Plan has in store for its Non-Point Source Pollution Plan.

This year , 17 organizations received Great Lakes Restoration Grants to reduce sediment from entering the Great Lakes. Sediment, a non-point source pollutant, reduces habitat and food resources for aquatic species in the Great Lakes. Most sediment enters the Great Lakes as the result of soil being washed off the landscape during construction and farming activities.

Here's to our program's revitalized, renewed success in 2009. Happy holidays to you and yours.

Signed,
The Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation staff

Geo-cell installation
Geo-cell installation for the Exchange Street Culvert Erosion Control Project, NY
Great Lakes Commission des Grands Lacs.  2805 S. Industrial Highway, Suite 100.  Ann Arbor, MI  48104-6791.  phone: 734/971.9135.  fax: 734/971-9150.  www.glc.org. GLIN Partner