“Remediation, Restoration and Revitalization of Muskegon Lake” – Kathy Evans, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC)
This program will present an overview of more than a decade of Muskegon Lake cleanup and restoration projects. It will discuss how community partnerships have advanced restoration and the local, state and federal programs that have supported water quality and natural resources improvements.
Kathy Evans is the Environmental Program Manager at the WMSRDC. The WMSRDC is a regional planning agency with programs in economic development, transportation planning, environmental planning, local government services and homeland security. The Environmental Program focuses on water quality and natural resources improvements, and includes strong community involvement and sustainability components. Kathy has worked in the conservation and natural resources field since the early 1990’s. For the past nine years, Kathy and the WMSRDC environmental program has managed extensive restoration projects to improve fish and wildlife habitat along the Muskegon Lake shoreline and its tributaries.
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:
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 11: “Contaminated Sediments: A Path to Restoration” – Dr. Richard Rediske, Professor, Annis Water Resources Institute
April 25: “The Long Term Muskegon Lake Monitoring Program” – Dr. Alan Steinman, Director, Annis Water Resources Institute