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February 2017

AWRI In the News

“The Next Chapter: it could be YOU on the water!”
InterChange: a newsletter of the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center, February 2017
The article is recruiting retired, or soon to be retired teachers to work as Science Instructors onboard the research vessels D.J. Angus and/or W.G. Jackson.

“AWRI director to present watershed project to state officials”
GVNow, February 1, 2017
Al Steinman will be speaking about the Integrated Watershed Commission Project at a meeting of state agriculture commissioners on February 22.

“Director of GVSU water institute receives national award for work”
MLive.com, February 5, 2017
Al Steinman will accept the “Award of Excellence” from National Garden Clubs, Inc. at their annual banquet in Richmond, Virginia in April.
Also carried by DolphinSix.com

“Living sustainably: working on Lake Mac’s reputation”
Holland Sentinel.com, February 6, 2017
The article is about the recent annual monitoring dashboard for Lake Macatawa that AWRI staff produced and submitted to Project Clarity.

 “GVSU water institute chief honored by national group: National Garden Clubs bestows Award of Excellence.”
Muskegon Chronicle, February 7, 2017
Al Steinman will accept the “Award of Excellence” from National Garden Clubs, Inc. at their annual banquet in Richmond, Virginia in April.

“Oakland University receives grant to help monitor invasive species in state’s rivers, streams”
Patch.com, February 8, 2017
Mark Luttenton and former AWRI graduate student Kristin Nelson Thomas are mentioned as partners in this project.

“Water Quality Dashboard”
The-macc.org, (monthly newsletter of the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council), February 2017
AWRI recently released their 2016 Lake Macatawa dashboard report.  This report summarizes water quality monitoring data collected in Lake Macatawa in 2016.

LMC Events

Feb 7
The Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership held a public meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Feb 10
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Katherine Greenwald, Associate Professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University, presented:  "Michigan's amazing "gene thieves": Evolution and ecology of unisexual (all female) Ambystoma salamanders"