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Webinar: Ruination to Restoration to Revitalization: The Story of a Great Lakes Area of Concern

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Webinar: Ruination to Restoration to Revitalization: The Story of a Great Lakes Area of Concern

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FREE

This Water Webinar will focus on the restoration of Muskegon Lake and its wetlands in Michigan. The presentation will cover water quality, ecosystem restoration, and socioeconomics. Muskegon Lake is a coastal river mouth lake with a history of environmental issues. Many restoration efforts reconnecting wetlands have improved water quality and lake habitat. A wetland restoration project reduced phosphorus concentrations from over 0.8 ppm (mg/L) to 0.03 ppm (mg/L), wow!  Research efforts provided a sound basis for restoration design and implementation.  These restoration efforts also showed a 5.8:1 return on investment with $1 billion in increased in shoreline development. The region experienced unexpected issues about public access and “blue gentrification.” A water [success!] story from which we all can learn here in Arkansas and across the USA.

SPEAKERS: Dr. Alan Steinman, PhD, Allen and Helen Hunting Research Professor, Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Details

Date:
June 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://uada.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AjAYOFhmTqmk1gYUzvHaOw#/registration

Venue

Arkansas Water Resources Center