October 2014

Grants & Contracts

John Koches announced that the USFS-GLRI Stormwater Green Infrastructure Ecosystem Services Calculator proposal submitted by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council has been funded. AWRI is a subawardee.  The project is expected to begin on Jan. 1, 2015.

Carl Ruetz was funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust for a proposal titled “Yellow perch stock assessment in drowned river mouth lakes and near shore Lake Michigan.”  The final approval is pending response to reviewer comments.  Co-PI’s on the project are David Janetski, Ryan Thum, Tomas Hook, and David Clapp.  The award is for $196,310.

Awards & Recognition

James Smit, graduate student working with Al Steinman, won an award for his presentation at the Environmental Risk and Decision Making Symposium in Lansing on October 10.