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March 2017

AWRI In the News

“One-Day Workshop: Covering the Grand River – covering any river”
Society of Environmental Journalists,, March 2, 2017
On 4/1/17 the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism is hosting a workshop.  Al Steinman is one of the presenters at this event.

“Great Lakes funding is in jeopardy”
Grand Rapids Business Journal, March 10, 2017
Al Steinman was interviewed concerning the possible cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

“Great Lakes fund has aided Ohio’s algae fight, river cleanup”
News 12 Connecticut, March 12, 2017
A file photo with former technician Tom Holcomb and the Muskegon Lake Buoy are included in the article, as well as a caption to the picture that tells about the buoy and AWRI.
This article was also picked up by:
My gvtc;
Toshiba Start;
Fairfield Citizen Online;
Times Union online;
Westport News;
New Canaan News;;
The Hour Online;
Houston Community Newspapers – Sugar Land Online;
Darien News – online;
Houston Chronicle – online;
New Melford Spectrum – online;
Laredo Morning Times – online;
News 12 New Jersey – online;

“Improving the quality of Duck Creek and Duck Lake”
WMEAC, March 14, 2017
The article is about the recent Freshwater Future grant to help improve water quality of Duck Creek/Duck Lake.  WMEAC and Duck Creek Watershed Assembly are partnering to administer the grant.  AWRI technicians will test in spring/summer 2017.

“Great Lakes funding in peril under Trump’s budget proposal”
WOOD-TV 8, March 16, 2017
Al Steinman is quoted regarding proposed cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative budget.

“Great Lakes funding cut in Trump budget proposal”
WKZO, March 17, 2017
Al Steinman is quoted regarding proposed cuts to the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative budget.
This article was also picked up by:
WNWN – FM, 3/17
WHTC – AM, 3/17
95.5 FM, 3/17, 3/17
WLMI – FM, 3/17

“Trump’s budget cuts could devastate Great Lakes restoration”
Great Lakes Echo, March 17, 2017
AWRI is involved in GLRI projects, some of which are mentioned in the article.

“Tuesday Talks: Trout in Cedar Creek”
The Post (Cedar Springs), March 17, 2017
Justin Wegner, graduate student working with Mark Luttenton, will be speaking about trout and their movements on March 28th at Cedar Springs Brewing Company.

“$5 million gift from Indianapolis scientist will address STEM and engineering workforce gaps – launching the R. B. Annis School of Engineering”
UIndy News, March 21, 2017
AWRI is mentioned in the article as a recipient of funds from the R. B. Annis Education Foundation.

LMC Events

Mar 9-11
The AWRI Science Advisory Board held their triennial review at the LMC.

Mar 17
Seminar Speaker: Dr. A.J. Reisinger, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, presented: “Biogeochemical symptoms of the urban stream syndrome”

Mar 24-25
AWRI held a graduate student recruitment event at the LMC.

Mar 27
George Heartwell, former Mayor of Grand Rapids, presented on “Sustainability” to AWRI staff and students.

Mar 29-30
The Great Lakes Fishery Trust (GLFT) held their Scientific Advisory Team meeting at the LMC.