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April 2017

AWRI In the News

“Restoring our coastal dunes”
The Nature Conservancy, 2016 results report
AWRI (Charlyn Partridge Lab) was a partner in a project to remove the invasive plant species Baby’s Breath from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

“2016 Lake Macatawa water quality monitoring”
Discovery News, page 3, April – May 2017
The work the Steinman Lab is doing for Lake Macatawa/Project Clarity was discussed.

“Volunteer anglers help monitor rivers for invasive mudsnail”
Washington Times Online, April 11, 2017
Thanks to the work of Mark Luttenton, GVSU was mentioned as a partner in the monitoring of several Michigan streams for the invasive New Zealand mudsnail.
This article was also carried by:
Midland Daily News Online 4/11/17;
S F Gate 4/11/17;
Huron Daily Tribune online 4/11/17;
WTOL-TV 4/11/17;
San Antonio Express online 4/11/17;
Associated Press 4/11/17;
Republic online 4/11/17;
The Eagle online 4/12/17;
Ocean’s Herald-Journal 4/11/17;
Clay Center (Kansas) The Dispatch 4/11/17;
WWTV-TV online 4/12/17;
wlio.com 4/12/17;
Connect Mid-Michigan 4/12/17;
WOOD – AM 4/12/17;
WOOD – TV 4/12/17;
The Daily Journal online 4/12/17;
WLNS – TV online 4/12/17;
My information.com 4/12/17;
WJRT – TV online 4/12/17;
WZZM – TV online 4/12/17

“Small snail, big problem: Researchers track invasive New Zealand mudsnail in Michigan rivers”
The Outdoor Wire, 4/12/17
GVSU is mentioned as a partner in the monitoring of several Michigan streams for the invasive New Zealand mudsnail.

“New Zealand mudsnail invades Michigan Rivers”
The Fishing Wire, 4/18/17
GVSU is mentioned as a partner in the monitoring of several Michigan streams for the invasive New Zealand mudsnail.
Also carried by:
The Outdoor Wire 4/18/17

LMC Events

April 4
The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership held a public meeting at the LMC.

April 11, 13 & 17
Students from Godfrey Lee Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.

April 14
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Timothy Mihuc, Director of Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh, presented: “Long-term Patterns in Lake Champlain’s Plankton: the role of Invasive Species and Climate Change”.

April 17
Staff from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians held a collaborative meeting at the LMC.

April 18
Students from Grant Christian Elementary (Newago County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

April 20
Students from Ross Park Elementary (Muskegon County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.

April 24
Mark Schaub, director of GVSU's Padnos International Center, presented on their “study abroad programs and opportunities” to AWRI faculty and staff.

April 24 & 25
Students from Ada Vista Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

April 28
Students from Holmes Elementary (Ottawa County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.