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May 2016

LMC Activities

John Koches hosted the 13th Annual Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW) Spring Forum on May 6.

John Koches chaired the First Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition (MASC) Administrators Summit at MAREC on May 12.

Al Steinman was an invited reviewer of the Masters of Science in Natural Sciences graduate programs at SUNY Plattsburgh in New York from May 3 – 5.

Al Steinman hosted members of GVSU’s Office of Development for a tour and discussion on May 10. University Development is planning an event to highlight AWRI to lakeshore residents.

Al Steinman had a meeting with Father Mike Danner on May 12. Graduate students Emily Kindervater and Delilah Clement discussed their research with Father Danner, whose Family Trust helped support part of their research.

Al Steinman attended an event titled “Laker Effects”, hosted by Office of Sponsored Programs, on May 12.

Al Steinman attended a Board of Trustees meeting of TNC in Ann Arbor on May 19 and 20.

Al Steinman attended a meeting with representatives from the U.S. EPA and Great Lakes Commission on May 23 in Grand Rapids, to determine if the Eberhard Center is an appropriate location to host the 2017 AOC Delisting Conference.

Al Steinman hosted a meeting of the project team for the West Michigan Watershed Sustainable Funding project on May 24 at the Lake Michigan Center.

Al Steinman attended the quarterly GVSU Muskegon Group meeting on May 26 at the Muskegon Innovative Hub (formerly MAREC).

Janet Vail served as an advisor for the video-taping session of Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support Climate Unit held at City Middle School in Grand Rapids on May 21.

Janet Vail and Rebecca Soll (AWRI intern) led activities at the Project WET Community Water Festival held in Big Rapids on May 25.