April 2015

AWRI in the News

“Lake Michigan water level up 14 inches over last year”
WZZM-TV 13, April 1, 2015
Captain Tony Fiore was interviewed regarding the affect higher lake levels have on Lake Michigan and other local lakes.
Also carried by: UpNorth Live News @ 6:00; Detroit Free Press; Sheboyganpress.com

“Muskegon Lake water cleanup showing results, institute reports”
MLive.com, April 1, 2015
Results of the Muskegon Lake long term monitoring being done by AWRI are discussed.

“Hard work pays off: Muskegon Lake water much improved”
WOOD NewsRadio, April 2, 2015
Results of the Muskegon Lake long term monitoring being done by AWRI are discussed.
Also carried by WTKG TalkRadio 1230 AM

“Earth Day lecture planned for Women’s City Club”
MLive.com, April 3, 2015
Al Steinman is scheduled to give a talk titled “Growing the Blue Economy” on April 15.

“Let’s rebuild Michigan through its greatest asset: its water”
Bridge Michigan, April 7, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/2015 titled Michigan Blue Economy.
Also carried by: enews USA; WIMS Environmental Hotsheet; Waste Information & Management Services; WBND-TV, ABC 57 News

“Michigan’s new Blue Water Economy”
WOOD NewsRadio, April 7, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/2015 titled Michigan Blue Economy.
Also carried by WTKG TalkRadio 1230 AM

“New report highlights broad impact of water on Michigan’s economy”
Michigan Radio, April 7, 2015
Al Steinman is quoted regarding the Michigan Blue Economy report released today.  AWRI was a co-author of this report.

“Report: 1 in 5 Michigan jobs is water-related”
Detroit Free Press, April 7, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/15 titled Michigan Blue Economy.
Also carried by WZZM-TV @ 5:00 a.m.

“Ford’s water achievements profiled in Michigan Blue Economy report”
The Auto Channel, April 7, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/2015 titled Michigan Blue Economy.
Also carried by ENP Newswire

“Water equals jobs in Michigan”
WHTC AM 1450 (Holland), April 8, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/2015 titled Michigan Blue Economy.

“Report shows Muskegon Lake improvement”
WGVU, April 8, 2015
Results of the Muskegon Lake long term monitoring being done by AWRI are discussed.

“Report: Michigan’s ‘Blue Economy’ poised to expand worldwide”
dbusiness: Detroit’s Premier Business Journal, April 9, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/2015 titled Michigan Blue Economy.

“New report shows impact of water on Michigan”
WOOD NewsRadio, April 12, 2015
Al Steinman is quoted regarding the Michigan Blue Economy report released today.  AWRI was a co-author of this report.
Also carried by WTKG TalkRadio 1230 AM

“Water, water everywhere”
grbj: Grand Rapids Business Journal, April 17, 2015
AWRI is a co-author of a report released on 4/7/2015 titled Michigan Blue Economy.

“Ottawa’s water aquifers prove emphasis for concern, state policies”
grbj: Grand Rapids Business Journal, April 17, 2015
Al Steinman is quoted regarding groundwater and agriculture.

“Ottawa County feeling the water pressure”
grbj: Grand Rapids Business Journal, April 20, 2015
Al Steinman is quoted regarding groundwater and agriculture.

“New findings from Grand Valley State University update understanding of ecology research (Rating impacts in a multi-stressor world: a quantitative assessment of 50 stressors affecting the Great Lakes).
www.4-traders.com, April 22, 2015
Al Steinman is a co-author of an article published in Ecological Applications.

“Happy Earth Day! Events”
Ludington Daily News (online), April 22, 2015
Al Steinman is listed as giving a presentation about Climate Change and the Great Lakes to a group called AFFEW in celebration of Earth Day.

“Water: The New Blue Economy?”
Area Development Online: site and facility planning, April 24, 2015
Al Steinman is quoted regarding the potential for sharing of freshwater from the Great Lakes.

Lake Michigan Center Events

LMC Events

April 3
Lindsey Schulte, graduate student working with Jim McNair, successfully defended her master’s thesis at the LMC with her presentation titled: “Evolution of Invasive Species in Response to Management: Potential for Herbicide Resistance in Watermilfoil”

April 3
Special Seminar Speaker: Dr. Ryan Vannier, Visiting faculty at GVSU’s department of Geology, presented: “Assessing the Spatial Variations and Temporal Trends of Contaminant Loadings to Michigan Inland Lakes”

April 10
Seminar Series Speaker: Dr. David "Bo" Bunnell, Research Fishery Biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center, presented: "Are Lake Michigan prey fishes being "squeezed" by ecosystem-level changes?"

April 17
AWRI held its annual “Diversity Potluck” for all staff and students at the LMC.  

April 27
AWRI held its annual Summer Student Interns Orientation at the LMC.

April 28
DeWitt Elementary (Clinton County) 4th graders visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.  

April 30
Orchard View Elementary (Muskegon County) 5th graders visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.