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September 2017

AWRI In the News

“GVSU receives water research endowment”
Holland Sentinel.com, September 8, 2017
The article is announcing the Allen and Helen Hunting Research and Innovation Fund, to support research that will focus on important issues impacting Lake Michigan and the Grand River.  Al Steinman commented on this potential research.

“Muskegon water researcher has insight on efforts in Florida to prevent flooding”
WZZM, September 8, 2017
Al Steinman was interviewed concerning Hurricane Irma, and potential for flooding in Florida.

“New endowed fund will help with high-return water research”
Public Technologies (publicnow.com), September 9, 2017
The article is announcing the Allen and Helen Hunting Research and Innovation Fund, to support research that will focus on important issues impacting Lake Michigan and the Grand River.  Al Steinman commented on this potential research.
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“At the time, nobody knew”
Grand Rapids Press, September 10, 2017
Rick Rediske was interviewed regarding harmful PFOS being found in well water near an old dump site used by Wolverine World Wide.

“Tannery chemicals are 540 times above EPA level in Belmont well”
Grand Rapids Press, September 11, 2017
Rick Rediske was interviewed regarding harmful PFOS being found in well water near an old dump site used by Wolverine World Wide.

“Endowed fund will help with water research”
FORUM, a newsletter for the Grand Valley State University community, September 11, 2017
The article is announcing the Allen and Helen Hunting Research and Innovation Fund, to support research that will focus on important issues impacting Lake Michigan and the Grand River.  Al Steinman commented on this potential research.

“GV Water Resources Institute receives funding for research”
Grand Valley Lanthorn (student run publication), September 11, 2017
The article is announcing the Allen and Helen Hunting Research and Innovation Fund, to support research that will focus on important issues impacting Lake Michigan and the Grand River.  Al Steinman commented on this potential research.

“Passion for the Great Lakes inspires Michigan teen’s entrepreneurial spirit”
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, September 13, 2017
Jackson Riegler has started his own apparel company.  A portion of the profits will go to Alliance for the Great Lakes.  Jackson worked as a volunteer at AWRI during his freshman year of high school.

“Many voice concerns over Army Corps of Engineers Asian carp plan”
WGVU/NPR, September 18, 2017
Al Steinman was interviewed about possible solutions for keeping Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.

NPR, September 20, 2017
Al Steinman was interviewed regarding keeping Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.
http://wgvunews.org/post/many-voice-concerns-over-army-corps-engineers-asian-carp-plan

“Toxic tap water: neighbors worry about illegal dump sites”
WOOD-TV 8, September 25, 2017
Rick Rediske was interviewed regarding harmful PFOS being found in well water near an old dump site used by Wolverine World Wide.

“Homes built after township noted possible contamination”
WOOD-TV 8, September 26, 2017
Rick Rediske was interviewed regarding harmful PFOS being found in well water near an old dump site used by Wolverine World Wide.

LMC Events

Sept 8
Seminar Speakers: Dr. John Berges and Dr. Erica Young, faculty in the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee presented: “In the midst of life: phytoplankton mortality in aquatic ecosystem” and “Microbial Collaboration: Nutrient Transformations in Algal-Bacterial Communities”

Sept 13, 20, 27
Sixth grade students from Orchard View Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 14, 15
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee held a two day meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Sept 18, 19, 21, 22
Students from Fruitport Middle School (Muskegon County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 25
Students from Okemos High School (Ingham County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 27
The Muskegon in Focus group held its annual luncheon presentation and vessel trip on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 28
Students from Crestwood Middle School (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

Sept 29
The Michigan Community College Biologists organization held the first day of their two-day 2017 Fall Conference at the Lake Michigan Center and took an eco-tour aboard the research vessel, the W.G. Jackson