June 2015


The research vessel W.G. Jackson was in Michigan City, Indiana on June 12, 13, and 14 for cruises sponsored by the Sanitary District of Michigan City.  This was followed by events at the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor on June 15.

Rod Denning attended the “Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices” workshop for professional foresters in Gaylord on June 8-9. The workshop was put on by the United States Forest Service – Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science.

Travis Ellens, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, successfully passed his qualifying exam.

Al Steinman attended a GLEAM (Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping) workshop in Ann Arbor on June 18.

Al Steinman attended a Board of Trustees meeting of the Michigan chapter of The Nature Conservancy in Ann Arbor on June 19.

Al Steinman, Mary Ogdahl, and Delilah Clement attended a groundbreaking event for the Haworth property in Holland on June 23.  This land is being donated for a restoration project as part of Project Clarity.

Al Steinman attended a NERRS (National Estuarine Research Reserve System) Proposal Panel Review meeting in Ann Arbor on June 23-24.

Al Steinman was interviewed for a GVSU Communications Department videotaping highlighting the Macatawa Water Festival on June 26.

Janet Vail hosted the West Michigan GLSI (Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative) partner dinner at the Lake Michigan Center on June 23.  Some members of the group also took a brief cruise on the W. G. Jackson before the dinner.

Janet Vail assisted in hosting the Regional Math and Science Center’s G3 camp when they visited the Lake Michigan Center and took a cruise on the research vessel W. G. Jackson on June 24.

Janet Vail attended the 2015 Annual Gathering and Reception of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County on June 24.  AWRI was recognized as an organization that makes the community strong and builds their reputation for world-class excellence.

Janet Vail gave a tour of the AWRI to Dr. Hamdy Helal and his West Shore Community College class on June 26.