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Staff Update

Valerie Brady (NRRI and Sea Grant), Gerald Sjervan (NRRI), Jesse Schomberg (Sea Grant), Dan Breneman (NRRI), and Gerald Niemi (NRRI) have been awarded a $58,000 grant by the Minnesota Lake Superior Coastal Program. “North shore community futures: aquatic resources and growth scenarios” will contribute to the Weber Stream Restoration Initiative, which focuses restoration for the Lester/Amity system and other Minnesota North Shore streams.

Barb Liukkonen, water resources education coordinator, received two gold awards from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP). The first was for her work as part of an outstanding E. coli volunteer monitoring project team along with members from Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Iowa. The second gold award was for mixed materials created for the “Prevent the Introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species Through Water Gardening” project. Eleanor Burkett, University of Minnesota Extension Service, shared in this award. The awards were given during ANREP’s biannual business meeting in Park City, Utah, during May.

Nick Zlonis, communication designer, and his work on the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence Great Lakes web site was honored by the Great Lakes Information Network as Site of the Month for June.


By Sea Grant Staff
June 2006

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