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Vol. 3, No. 2

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News from the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment

Gulfwide contact list on GOMC web site

Gulf of Maine ---- A listing of Gulf of Maine contacts is now available on the Gulf of Maine Council's web site at This list contains the names and addresses of individuals and organizations that have an interest in estuarine, coastal, and marine habitats in the Gulf. Its purpose is to promote interaction and communication on these topics.

The Council's Information Management Committee derived the listing from information originally placed on the Environmental Data and Information Management System (EDIMS) hosted at the University of New Hampshire.

The Information Management Committee is seeking help in correcting, updating, and expanding on the contact listing to make it an active and useful tool for coastal habitat stewardship. The new searchable listing can be edited through a password-protected function so that everyone has full control over his or her own information. Visitors to the web site can add their names, or those of their organizations.

For more information, contact the Information Management Committee Co-Chair Paul Boudreau at (902) 426-7464.

Information sharing topic of GOMC forum

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia ---- In an effort to facilitate communication among non-governmental organizations, First Nations, and the private sector, the Gulf of Maine Council planned to host a June 10 forum, Sharing Information Among Neighbors, at the Rodd Grand Hotel.

The Council hoped to provoke discussion of ways to develop mutual understanding and exchange among the diverse organizations working in the Gulf, and to encourage collaboration to preserve the region's marine and coastal resources.

The forum was to take place during the Council's summer meeting in Yarmouth June 10-11, which was also to feature a "mini-fair" for nongovernmental organizations to exhibit information on their work in the Gulf.

The Council also planned to announce the recipient of the first annual Art Longard Award, given to an outstanding volunteer in the Gulf of Maine. The award honors a founding and long-time member of the Gulf of Maine program and its working group. Longard, who placed high value on the role of volunteers in Gulf stewardship, died in December 1997 after a long battle with cancer.

Council to celebrate tenth anniversary

The Gulf of Maine Council is planning activities to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the signing of an agreement by the premiers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and the governors of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, committing them to wise management of the Gulf of Maine and its watershed. A tenth year anniversary celebration is tentatively planned for December in New Hampshire. Check the pages of upcoming issues of the Gulf of Maine Times for more information.

Fall '99 Coastal cleanup dates

New Brunswick
Saturday, September 18
(506) 652-2227

New Hampshire
Saturday, September 18
(603) 431-9366

Saturday, October 2
(207) 287-3261

Throughout September and October
(617) 727-9530, ext. 455

Clean Nova Scotia also organizes Beachsweeps in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick each spring. Watch the pages of the Gulf of Maine Times for more information.