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November 2017

AWRI In the News

“Great Lakes Update: Thriving Coasts”
Field notes from Michigan, Fall 2017 Newsletter
Charlyn Partridge and her lab are mentioned as assisting in the eradication of Baby’s Breath on the Sleeping Bear Dunes lakeshore.

“For the love of water: passion drives impactful hands-on learning experiences”
Grand Valley Magazine, Fall 2017
Janet Vail is featured in this article.  There is reference to the vessel program, the classroom learning, and other organizations Janet is involved with.

“’The Record reflects otherwise, Wolverine waste and water fears”
The Grand Rapids Press, November 7, 2017
Rick Rediske is mentioned as initiating the investigation into previous dump sites used by Wolverine World Wide.

“AWRI speaker to discuss restoring fish migrations”
GVNow (a publication of Grand Valley State University), November 8, 2017
AWRI hosted guest speaker Peter McIntyre on November 10 at the Lake Michigan Center.

“Michigan maker of Hush Puppies called on its toxic past”
Bridge, news and analysis from The Center of Michigan, November 9, 2017
Rick Rediske is one of the sources interviewed regarding contamination at dump sites Wolverine World Wide used years ago.

“Wolverine: PFAS detected up and down Rogue River”
WOOD-TV 8, November 9, 2017
Rick Rediske in interviewed regarding PFAS.

“DEQ to study Rogue River fish due to Wolverine chemical concerns”
MLive, Grand Rapids News, November 10, 2017
Rick Rediske is quoted regarding PFAS in the Rogue River.

“Fishing still a lure on Rogue River despite PFAS tests”
WOOD-TV 8, November 10, 2017
Rick Rediske was quoted regarding chemicals found in local fish.

“Latest chemical find spur fish study in river”
Grand Rapids Press, November 12, 2017
Rick Rediske is quoted regarding chemicals found in local fish.

“Maker of Hush Puppies called on its toxic past”
Grand Haven Tribune, November 22, 2017
Rick Rediske is mentioned as expressing concern about contaminants in the tannery waste.

“Miles from Flint, residents turn off taps in new water crisis”
The New York Times (online), November 24, 2017
Rick Rediske is mentioned as expressing concern about contaminants in the tannery waste.
Also picked up by:
Us.pressfrom.com on 11/25/17
NSN News, US on 11/25/17
Dayton Daily Times on 11/28/17

“Poison seeps into water by tree shaded homes”
The New York Times (paper), 11/25/17
Rick Rediske is mentioned as expressing concern about contaminants in the tannery waste.

“Rediske and Moore to serve as commencement marshals”
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Grand Valley State University, home page, November 28, 2017
Rick Rediske was selected for his work with the Rockford community group that exposed the problem of contaminated materials dumped by Wolverine World Wide.

LMC Events

Nov 10
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Peter McIntyre, Associate Professor of Biology with the Center for Limnology,  University of Wisconsin – Madison, presented: "Upstream battles: connecting species, ecosystems, and landscapes by restoring fish migrations"   

Nov 16
The Michigan Irish Music Festival organizers held a “Thank You” reception for their sponsors at the Lake Michigan Center.