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Mapping Harmful Algal Outbreaks Helps Combat Future Threat

September 6, 2015

Mapping historic harmful algal outbreaks has increased our understanding of their causal factors and will lead to more effective future management.

Reducing Stormwater Impacts In Lake Michigan Watershed Improves Water Quality

July 9, 2015

Fixing road-stream crossings, restoring river banks, and installing rain gardens in the Little Traverse Bay reduced sedimentation and nutrient loading.

Removing Invasive Frog-bit Colonies Prevents its Spread Through Michigan

July 7, 2015

Removing invasive frog-bit from the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary helped restore fish and waterfowl habitat and taught people how to help prevent its spread.

Restoring Local Creek Brings Diverse Communities Together

September 10, 2014

Faculty are improving the Plaster Creek’s water quality and promoting environmental justice through restoration, research, and community education.

Dam Removal Boosts River’s Water Quality and Fish Passage

September 3, 2014

Removing the Nashville Dam in Michigan has improved fish habitat and water quality, increased fish diversity, and provided more recreational opportunities.

New Map Helps Communities Plan their Green Infrastructure Projects

August 27, 2014

The Natural Connections Map of the Lower Grand River Watershed aims to protect the region’s plants, animals, air, water, health, and quality of life.

Native Species Return to a Fen Along the Kalamazoo River

August 27, 2014

By removing invasive species from a wetland fen outside of Kalamazoo, Mich., native plants returned on their own and ecosystem health improved.

Muskegon Lake’s Contaminated Sediment Clean Up by Poplar Trees

August 27, 2014

Planting poplar trees around Muskegon Lake is helping remove toxins in the soil by absorbing and degrading the chemicals as the trees grow.

Coldwater River in the Trout River

August 27, 2014

Reducing riverbank erosion and placing fallen trees in the Coldwater River restored fish habitat and led to a 38-fold increase in the site’s trout population.