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All Aboard for Making Lake Michigan Great

The Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute came to Port Washington on Sunday to take residents out on their research boat, the W.G. Jackson.

Area residents took to the waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday as part of the Making Great Michigan Great tour.

The tour, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office, allowed participants to experience hands-on science as they sample and analyze lake water, according to a press release.  There were presentations about the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan, Great Lakes Restoration Initiatives, the U.S. EPA Lake Michigan Forum and local issues of concern.

The 65-foot W.G. Jackson, the boat used in the tour, is a specially designed outreach and education vessel of the Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute.

Dooley Vogel June 14, 2011 at 07:34 PM
Great Job Maggie!! You were so delightful to have on board. Great pictures of the day. I think we all had Fun! Thanks Patch for spreading the news.
Lyssa Beyer June 14, 2011 at 08:39 PM
No problem! Those are some pretty great pictures, what a cool thing to be able to do!
Maggie Wright June 15, 2011 at 01:13 AM
Dooley, it was so nice to meet you! I had a great time!

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