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April 2016

Grants & Contracts

Susanna LaGory, graduate student working with Carl Ruetz, has been awarded a $2000 George L. Disborough Research Grant, through the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, to be used for her research project.  She is studying the ecology of west Michigan stream fishes.

Carl Ruetz received the first year of his 5 year sub-award from CMU’s USEPA funded grant “Coastal Wetland Monitoring – continued implementation” in the amount of $47,564.

Al Steinman received an $110,000 award from the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission for “Lower Muskegon River Wetland Pre-restoration Monitoring”.  Funding for this is federal pass-through from NOAA.

Awards & Recognition

AWRI received the Educational Organization Award from the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame at an event held in Grand Rapids on April 7.  Rick Rediske was the Emcee for the event.

John Koches received the GVSU Sustainability Champion Award in Allendale on April 1.

Brian Zuber, graduate student who worked with Rick Rediske, was selected for the Graduate Dean’s Citation for Academic Excellence for Outstanding Final Project in the Winter 2016 semester.