Vol. 1, No. 2
Gulf of MaineWeb site
The newly revised and enhanced Gulf of Maine Web site developed by the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment will provide links to information on environmental monitoring, marine debris, and other issues, along with updates on the Council's programs and activities. The address is http://gulfofmaine.unh.edu/cme.html.
GOM marine debris signs
The Gulf of Maine Council is producing signs intended to raise awareness about threats marine debris poses to the Gulf. The signs, which will be posted at marinas, beaches, ports, and docks throughout the Gulf of Maine region, contain the message, "Please help protect our many precious resources. Keep the Gulf of Maine free of litter." If you are interested in posting a sign in your area, please contact: in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Jennifer Carter (902) 425-2382; in Maine, Paul Dest (207) 287-5305; in Massachusetts, Steve Barrett (617) 727-9530, ext. 413.
ME coastal organization directory
Coastlinks, published by the Maine Coastal Program [MCP], lists that state's coastal organizations by subject area with alphabetical and geographic cross-references. The directory notes each group's goals, programs, the resources they offer, and contact names. For a copy, call (207) 287-3261 or visit the Maine State Planning Office's Internet site at http://www.state.me.us/spo/homepage.htm.
ME coastal cleanup teachers' activity guides
Waterways: Links to the Sea, is an activity guide for grade 3-5 educators who want to teach their students about their watershed and its relation to the sea, and about the pressures facing watersheds and coastal waters. The guide and a companion video, An Introduction to Waterways: Links to the Sea, are available from the Maine Coastal Program, as is Charting Our Course, an activity guide for grades 6-12. Call (207) 287-3261.
MITA Fragile Islands brochure
The Maine Island Trails Association offers a brochure entitled, Fragile Islands: A Guide to Low-Impact techniques for use of Maine's Islands which explains how to visit and enjoy the islands without damaging their fragile ecosystems. For copies call MITA at their Rockland office at (207) 596-6456 or at their Portland office at (207) 761-8225.
Ocean Adventure Aquarium and Ocean Museum
Ocean Adventure Aquarium and Ocean Museum in Edgecomb, Maine offers custom-tailored programs for schools and camps on Maine's fishing heritage, along with a video rental service, field trips, and more. For information, call (207) 529-5349.
Access to ACZISC
The Atlantic Coastal Zone Information Steering Committee (ACZISC) is now offering Version 3 of the Atlantic Coastal Zone Database Directory on the World Wide Web. The directory lists and describes 608 databases of relevance to the integrated management of the coastal zone of Atlantic Canada. Most are geographically referenced. Also available through the ACZISC home page is an inventory of Atlantic coastal mapping projects currently under development. The ACZISC home page address is http://is.dal.ca/aczisc/aczisc.