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December 2016/January 2017

AWRI In the News

“Saving Sleeping Bear”
Grand Valley Magazine, Fall 2016, pages 14 – 17
Charlyn Partridge and her students are featured in an article about their project to attempt to eradicate the invasive species Baby’s Breath from Sleeping Bear Dunes.

“Defining moments in life”
ISEA End-of-Year News – December 2016 Newsletter
Maggie Oudsema was interviewed regarding her internship on the Inland Seas, and how it affected her career path.

“Research institute named ‘stakeholder of the year’ for watershed work”
Holland Sentinel, December 16, 2016
AWRI received the “Stakeholder of the Year” award from the Macatawa Watershed Project at their annual meeting on December 15.  Mike Hassett, Emily Kindervater, and Maggie Oudsema were in attendance; Maggie and Emily gave presentations at the meeting.

“The evolution of environmental education in Michigan”
WMEAC, December 17, 2016
Janet Vail is highlighted as an environmental educator.

“Environmental HOF seeks nominations”
White Lake Beacon, December 19, 2016
Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society (MERES) is seeking nominees for its annual Hall of Fame.  AWRI is mentioned as a 2016 recipient.

“2016 Macatawa Watershed Stakeholder of the Year”
Macatawa Watershed Explorer, Winter 2016
AWRI received the “Stakeholder of the Year” award from the Macatawa Watershed Project at their annual meeting on December 15.  Mike Hassett, Emily Kindervater, and Maggie Oudsema were in attendance; Maggie and Emily gave presentations at the meeting.

“Student research presented at watershed annual meeting”
Macatawa Watershed Explorer, Winter 2016, pg. 3
Emily Kindervater, graduate student working with Al Steinman, gave a presentation about her thesis work in the Macatawa Watershed.

“GVSU undergraduate research gets national boost”
GVnow, a publication of Grand Valley State University, January 18, 2017
Bopi Biddanda and Kevin Strychar are two of the twelve faculty members who have agreed to be mentors for the Beckman Scholars Program.  GVSU is one of the eleven universities selected to administer this scholarship.

“Big changes could be coming to the EPA – but no one is sure what”
InBusiness.ae, January 29, 2017
Charlyn Partridge is quoted regarding a grant she is involved in that is funded by the EPA.
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LMC Events

Dec 7
The Southwest Chapter of Michigan Drain Commissioners held their quarterly meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Dec 9
Seminar Speaker: Kateri Salk, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University, presented:  “Nitrogen removal across waterscapes: Insights from stable isotopes”

Jan 4
Members from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) held a meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Jan 13
Seminar Speaker: Robert DeVries, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology at Grand Valley State University, PhD Candidate, Mississippi State University, presented:  “Growth rates of pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon and the management of an endangered species”