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July 2016

AWRI In the News

“Invasive species creep into local rivers, could be in Boardman”
The Record Eagle (Traverse City), July 3, 2016
Mark Luttenton discovered the New Zealand mudsnails while doing research on the AuSable River.

“Executive director of water institute receives top community honor”
MLive, July 4, 2016
Al Steinman recently received the Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grantmaking at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County Annual Gathering and Reception on June 28.

“Research vessel tours return to Celebrate White Lake, July 16”
Shorelinemedia.net (Ludington Daily News, Oceana’s Herald-Journal, and White Lake Beacon), July 5, 2016.
The AWRI research vessel W. G. Jackson was in White Lake for the annual Celebrate White Lake event on July 16.  Three free lake sampling tours were offered, and open houses while at the dock.

“Help restore the Macatawa watershed”
WOODTV.com, July 5, 2016
On July 9 there was a Macatawa Water Festival held at Windmill Island.  AWRI had a booth there, manned by science instructors Paula Capizzi and Michele Smith.

“GVSU water institute director gets top honor”
Muskegon Chronicle, July 6, 2016
Al Steinman recently received the Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grantmaking at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County Annual Gathering and Reception on June 28.

“Alan Steinman recognized leader”
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan, July 2016 newsletter
Al Steinman recently received the Patricia B. Johnson Award for Community Leadership and Innovative Grantmaking at the Community Foundation for Muskegon County Annual Gathering and Reception on June 28.

LMC Events

July 6
Students from the City of Muskegon’s summer CATCH camp program in the McLaughlin neighborhood visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson

July 14
Students from the Newaygo County True North Community Services Project FOCUS (For Our Children's Ultimate Success) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson

July 19
The Michigan Wildlife Council held a public meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

July 25
High school students from Michigan State University’s Great Lakes area and Japan’s Shiga Prefecture visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the D.J. Angus

July 27
The Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA) held a leadership program at the Lake Michigan Center.

July 28
The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership held a public meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

July 29
Middle school students from the Michigan Women’s Foundation University of Life program visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and enjoyed a tour of the AWRI.