September 2014

AWRI in the News

“White Lake rising: 5 things delisting means (and doesn’t mean) for Muskegon County lake”
MLive, September 4, 2014
Tours on the research vessel W. G. Jackson were mentioned as one of the events marking the delisting of White Lake.

“Project Clarity monitoring fish populations in Lake Mac”
Holland Sentinel, September 9, 2014
AWRI research on Lake Macatawa is discussed, more specifically, fyke netting to assist in determining fish population.

Carl Ruetz and Maggie Weinert were shown using fyke nets in Lake Macatawa as part of Project Clarity during a news segment on WOOD-TV at 6:00 p.m. on September 9, 2014.

“Salmon Fest runs this weekend”
Grand Haven Tribune, September 11, 2014
AWRI is mentioned for having an environmental/educational booth at the KidZone during the annual Salmon Festival, hosted by Grand Haven Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Al Steinman was interviewed by Shelley Irwin, WGVU on September 12, 2014 regarding the Healing Our Waters Conference held in Grand Rapids from September 9 – 11, 2014.
“Symposium on St Clair River: As health of the waterway improves, a blue economy emerges”

The Voice (voicenews.com), September 25, 2014
AWRI is mentioned as one of the higher education institutions in Michigan offering water-based curriculum.

Lake Michigan Center Events

Sept 12
Seminar Speaker:  Dr. Eric Snyder, Associate Professor of Aquatic Biology at GVSU, presented:   “Ecology and management of neotropical rivers: lessons from Ecuador”.

Sept 15, 16, 18, 22
Students from Fruitport Schools visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities in conjunction with a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 16
John Skutnik, graduate student working with Kevin Strychar, successfully passed his qualifying exam.

Sept 17
Students from Ludington High School visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities in conjunction with a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 19
The Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) held their Board of Trustees meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Sept 25 & 26
Students from Cityside Middle School visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities in conjunction with a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 27 & 28
Participants in the GVSU Family Weekend enjoyed trips on the research vessel W.G. Jackson.

Sept 29
Students from Okemos High School visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities in conjunction with a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 30
Students from Grand Haven High School visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities in conjunction with a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.