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Staff Update

Sharon Moen, editor

Moen is responsible for preparing science-based articles, news releases, and fact sheets; assisting with marketing; helping develop Minnesota Sea Grant’s World Wide Web site and multi-media presentations; and assisting in public information and educational activities. Moen earned a MS in ecology from the University of Minnesota and has been freelancing with Minnesota Sea Grant for over a year.

Janell Miersch has been hired as a program assistant to organize existing shoreland and lake-related materials into a single comprehensive document. This shoreland guidebook project is funded through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature to the Board of Water and Soil Resources. Miersch earned a BS in wetlands and policy from the University of Minnesota and is working on her master’s degree in water resources science, also at the University.

Barb Peichel, program assistant

Peichel will assist with the Minnesota Water Line, facilitate the exotic species Citizen Monitoring Program, and aid the Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking (EMPACT) project. Peichel earned a BS in biology, a minor in chemistry, and a post baccalaureate certificate in environmental education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Prior to her appointment, Peichel worked on various projects for Sea Grant, the Natural Resources Research Institute, and the Great Lakes Aquarium.


By Sea Grant Staff
September 1999

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