“Contaminated Sediments: A Path to Restoration” – Dr. Richard Rediske, Professor, Annis Water Resources Institute
The presentation will cover the historical sources of sediment contamination in Muskegon Lake and the work local, state, and federal partners lead to the removal significant sources. The current status of sediment contamination will be discussed along with the necessary actions to complete the restoration process.
Dr. Richard Rediske is a Professor of Water Resources at Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI). He has a Ph.D. from University of Michigan in Environmental Chemistry and has conducted environmental research at AWRI for over 20 years. His research areas include environmental chemical fate and transport, aquatic toxicology, water quality management, ecosystem restoration. Prior to joining AWRI, Dr. Rediske was the Director of Environmental Services for local environmental consulting firms including WW Engineering and Science and Earth Tech.
This lecture series is presented in conjunction with the Shifting Shoreline exhibit. Each lecture begins at 6:00 pm. Call 722-0278 to reserve your seat. This is a free series.
Other dates and topics:
February 28: “Remediation, Restoration and Revitalization of Muskegon Lake” – Kathy Evans, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission
March 14: “Tools and Techniques for Exploration of Muskegon Lake” – Dennis Donahue, NOAA Federal
March 28: “Muskegon Lake as a NOAA Habitat Focus Area” Terry Heatlie, NOAA Affiliate
April 25: “The Long Term Muskegon Lake Monitoring Program” – Dr. Alan Steinman, Director, Annis Water Resources Institute