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March 2018

AWRI In the News

“Student Highlight: Maria Scarborough: 2017 Annis Foundation Intern”
Grand Valley Lanthorn, March 1, 2018
AWRI intern Maria Scarborough is featured in a quarter page ad used to promote AWRI and its internship programs.

“Project Clarity leverages public, private support to improve Lake Macatawa watershed”
MIBiz, March 4, 2018
The picture with the article is AWRI’s Emily Kindervater and Maggie Oudsema doing some sampling work in the Lake Macatawa area.  AWRI is mentioned as a Project Clarity partner.

“Muskegon Lake’s rebirth opens city to new water-focused uses”
MIBiz, March 4, 2018
Al Steinman is interviewed regarding AWRI’s ongoing Muskegon Lake research.

“Partners back effort to reintroduce long-extinct arctic grayling to Michigan rivers”
MIBiz, March 4, 2018
AWRI is mentioned as a partner in the study to reintroduce arctic grayling to the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.

“Research data from Grand Valley State University update understanding of freshwater research (Integrated Watershed Management in Michigan: Challenges and proposed solutions)
NewsEdge.com, March 9, 2018
The Integrated Watershed Management project recently completed by Dave Kraff and Al Steinman is briefly discussed.

“An expert pointed to where the toxins would be”
NewsEdge.com, March 18, 2018
The article is about the water contamination in Rockford, MI, caused by historic dumping of waste by Wolverine World Wide.
This article was also carried by MLive, Muskegon on March 11, 2018.

“Communities, researchers make case for federal Great Lakes funding”
MIBiz, March 19, 2018
Al Steinman is quoted regarding the work already done in the West Michigan area and that the money spent has provided a high return on investment.

“Mercury’s match: sex hormones?”
Great Lakes Echo, March 26, 2018
Rick Rediske is interviewed regarding mercury levels in fish.

“Watershed monitoring is community effort”
Holland Sentinel.com, March 26, 2018
AWRI, specifically the Steinman Lab, are mentioned as partners in the various Project Clarity efforts.

“PFAs foam used at Ford Airport uphill from homes”
WOOD-TV 8, March 28, 2018
Rick Rediske was interviewed concerning water contamination from PFAs found in the flame retardant foam used for many years at airports and Air Force bases.

LMC Events

Mar 2
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Qianqian Liu, Postdoctoral Research Associate at AWRI & CIGLR, presented:  “Modeling Muskegon Lake - A Freshwater Estuary Under the Stresses of Anthropogenic Activities and Climate Change”

Mar 13
Students from Central Elementary (Muskegon County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.

Mar 13
The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly held a Water Summit Planning meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Mar 15
The Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce held their “Lakeshore Youth Program” at the Lake Michigan Center.

Mar 15
Members from a North Muskegon Book Club visited AWRI for a tour and a program hosted by Janet Vail.

Mar 16
The Life Sciences Department at Muskegon Community College held a staff meeting at the Lake Michigan Center.

Mar 22
Students from Ross Park Elementary (Muskegon County) visited the Annis Educational Foundation Classroom for hands-on activities.