Revitalization Project Overview

Monroe North Site


In this unit, students will explore the Grand River Revitalization & Restoration Project. They will look at the economic opportunities associated with the River, and community access to the River. They will then learn about two species impacted by the restoration:  the Lake Sturgeon (a desired species) and the Sea Lamprey (an invasive species).

Essential Questions:

  • How can the proposed Grand River Restoration reduce the impacts of human actions on the Grand River?

  • Whose voices should be a part in implementing the Grand River Restoration?

  • What economic benefits will the Grand River Restoration bring to our community?

  • How does the lifecycle of the sturgeon affect its ability to survive in the Grand River?

  • What are the potential costs and benefits to Sea Lamprey management with the Grand River Restoration?

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These videos and lessons plans were created in partnership with WGVU, the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds, and Brenda Perry from Kent Innovation High. They were made possible through a grant from the Wege Foundation through the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

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