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June 2016

AWRI In the News

“Great Lakes levels are up, but no need to panic”
Michigan Radio, June 6, 2016
Al Steinman was interviewed about lake levels in the Great Lakes.

“W. G. Jackson to be making a Michigan City port-of-call”
WIMS AM 1420, June 9, 2016
The W.G. Jackson traveled to Michigan City to do public tours, sponsored by the local Sanitary District.

“Invasive New Zealand mudsnail reaches Au Sable River”
Detroit Free Press, June 10, 2016
Mark Luttenton is quoted regarding New Zealand mudsnails he recently found in sediment taken from the Au Sable River.

“Invasive mud snail gains foothold in second Michigan river”
MLive.com, June 10, 2016
Mark Luttenton is quoted regarding New Zealand mud snails he recently found in sediment taken from the Au Sable River.

“200 years of Muskegon Lake’s shoreline explored in new exhibit”
MLive.com, June 15, 2016
The Lakeshore Museum Center in Muskegon is offering a new exhibit from June 21, 2016 through May 2017 that describes changes in the Muskegon Lake shoreline in the last 200 years.  AWRI assisted in some of the research shown in the display.

“Invasive species, New Zealand mud snail, found in Au Sable watershed”
WZZM, June 20, 2016
Mark Luttenton is quoted regarding New Zealand mud snails he recently found in sediment taken from the Au Sable River.

“Researchers discover invasive snails in AuSable River”
Petoskey News, June 27, 2016
Mark Luttenton is quoted regarding New Zealand mud snails he recently found in sediment taken from the Au Sable River.

“Silver Lake study results have community members, others researching sewer”
Oceana Herald-Journal, June 29, 2016
Al Steinman and representatives from USGS presented the findings of their three-year study at a meeting on June 11.

LMC Events

June 1 & 2
Students from Northern Trails Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

June 3
Students from Murray Lake Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

June 6 & 7
Students from Alto Elementary (Kent County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.

June 8
Students from a West Ottawa Explorer group (Ottawa County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities and took a vessel cruise on the D.J. Angus

June 22
John Skutnik, graduate student working with Kevin Strychar, successfully defended his master’s thesis at the LMC with a presentation titled:  “Examining the effect of climate change on an upper mesophotic threshold community: Montastraea cavernosa

June 22
Participants in this year’s Grand Parents-Grand Children-Grand Valley (G3) Summer Camp enjoyed a science program at the Lake Michigan Center and a vessel cruise on the W.G. Jackson.  The G3 is organized by the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center.