# Project Organization Contact Status Amount
1360 Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition

The GLFT provided funding to develop students as citizen stewards able to understand and promote healthy ecological and social systems affecting the Great Lakes basin and their communities through community-based learning projects. This is accomplished by bringing schools and community partners together.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Eastern Michigan University - Office of Research Development (Ypsilanti) Lowenstein, Ethan (ethan.lowenstein@emich.edu) Completed $145,000.00
1359 Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

This grant was funded under the GLFT's Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI). It builds on a capacity-building grant provided earlier by the GLFT. The grant funded a planning process for a GLSI hub to serve six counties in northeastern lower Michigan. The process resulted in an implementation plan for the hub, which was successfully submitted to the GLFT for funding.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Northeast Michigan (Alpena) Heraghty, Patrick (pheraghty@cfnem.org) Completed $145,000.00
1358 Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative

The goal of this project was to promote a watershed approach to freshwater stewardship and help students understand their connection to water in the region and the need to preserve and protect our natural resources.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Grand Traverse Conservation District (Traverse City) Grote, Kristen (kgrote@gtcd.org) Completed $141,876.09
1357 Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative

The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education focused its Great Lakes stewardship efforts in the five western counties of Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Houghton, Baraga, Keweenaw, Gogebic, and Ontonagon. The Center worked closely with the other five math/science centers in the Upper Peninsula to share strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities in order to facilitate their future engagement in this effort.

Board Decision Year: 2013
The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education - Copper Country Intermediate School District (Hancock) Oppliger, Shawn (shawn@copperisd.org) Completed $145,000.00
1356 Groundswell

This proposal sought to increase environmental stewardship of the Grand River Watershed in Kent County through education within school settings and community-school partnerships. It utilized place-based education, academic service learning, and the strengths of Kent County's community organizations in creating a systemic, comprehensive and transparent Hub aimed at promoting and addressing community engagement in the Grand River Watershed and developing environmental stewardship in Kent County.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Grand Valley State University - Center For Educational Partnerships (Grand Rapids) Pelon, Clayton (pelonc@gvsu.edu) Completed $145,000.00
1355 GRAND Learning Network

GRAND learning Network is a network team from MSU that works with teacher leaders who take part in advanced professional development in PBE, Great Lakes content, and school change. They coach other teachers involved in Summer Institutes, foundational PD, and school-community stewardship.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Michigan State University - Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (E. Lansing) Dann, Shari L. (sldann@anr.msu.edu) Completed $145,000.00
1354 Discovering PLACE

This project focused on two themes: 1) Interconnectedness of community, land, and water, and 2) community, water and land can all be recovered and transformed.

Board Decision Year: 2013
The Regents of the University of Michigan - U of M - Flint (Flint) Sanker, Leyla (lsanker@umflint.edu) Completed $144,959.00
1350 Kids Creek Restoration Project

Funding support from the GLFT improved fish habitat and water quality on an impaired tributary to Kids Creek in the Grand Traverse Bay watershed. The Watershed Center worked with the Munson Medical Center to daylight a section of creek on the hospital's new Cancer Center campus by replacing underground culverts and channelized ditches with a natural meandering channel, replacing two street culverts with open bottom bridge structures, installing in-stream habitat and establishing a riparian buffer and floodplain.

Board Decision Year: 2013
The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay (Traverse City) U'Ren, Sarah (suren@gtbay.org) Completed $100,000.00
1348 Dam Removal and Fish Passage Restoration in Mineral Springs Creek - Lake Michigan Basin

This project will remediate a failing dam and a four barrel culvert crossing in Mineral Springs Creek. The stream is heavily manipulated and multiple fish passage projects are underway downstream of the dam site. Project activities will reconnect 1.02 stream miles and 25.3 acres of high quality wetland habitat to Lake Michigan, directly benefiting seasonal spawning runs of northern pike, suckers and red horse, Chinook salmon, Coho salmon, and steelhead.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Ozaukee County - Planning and Parks Department (Port Washington) Aho, Matt (maho@co.ozaukee.wi.us) Completed $49,987.00
1346 Culvert Removals - Brayton Creek at Cleveland Road

The GLFT providing funding support to Oceana County to replace two perched, collapsing culverts on Cleveland Road at its crossing of Brayton Creek. The culverts prevented passage for resident and migratory species in the White River watershed. The failing culverts were replaced with timber bridge spanning the bankfull width.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Oceana County Road Commission (Hart) Dutcher, Lisa (lisa_dutcher@hotmail.com) Completed $75,000.00
1343 Menomonee River Fish Barrier Removal Project

The goal of the project was to complete a large scale fish passage and stream habitat improvement and restoration project on the Monomonee River within the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. The project removed five manmade barriers to fish in Milwaukee county, WI. The five channel locations were modified through bioengineering to restore natural hydraulic function and to improve habitat by mimicking the pool and riffle sequences of the natural river system.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (Milwaukee) Shafer, Kevin (kshafer@mmsd.com) Completed $25,000.00
1342 Reconnecting Black River Tributaries with Lake Huron

The project restored fish passage to Haynes Creek, as well as another nearby unnamed tributary to the Black River in Alcona County by replacing the perched culverts at the Beaton and Quick Road crossings on Haynes Creek and the crossing on Poor Farm Road

Board Decision Year: 2013
Huron Pines (Grayling) Ramsdell, Lisha (lisha@huronpines.org) Completed $46,387.00
1333 Advancing a Great Lakes standard for ballast water discharge

The Great Lakes Commission convened the Great Lakes states and provinces to increase coordination and information-sharing around the status of ballast water management, and consider opportunities for advancing regionally consistent, and regionally protective ballast water standards and policies. This work was conducted through three primary activities: (1) Convening a ballast water task force; (2) Hold a ballast water workshop; and (3) Develop a serries of issue briefing papers.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Great Lakes Commission (Ann Arbor) Eder, Tim (teder@glc.org) Completed $54,079.00
1328 Genetic heritage of naturally produced lake trout in Lake Michigan

Evidence suggests lake trout are successfully reproducing and recruiting at limited levels in Lake Michigan. University of Wisconsin's College of Natural Resources objective was to determine if a subset of lake trout microsatellite markers can reliably delineate strain of origin for the four primary strains of lake trout stocked into Lake Michigan, and determine which strain(s) were the likely parents of naturally produced larvae and juvenile lake trout captured from Lake Michigan from 2003 to present.

Board Decision Year: 2013
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - College of Natural Resources (Stevens Point) Sloss, Brian (bsloss@uwsp.edu) Completed $102,070.19
1302 Behavior of juvenile lake sturgeon stocked above a hydropower dam

The goal of the project is to stock juvenile lake sturgeon above a pair of hydropower dams and monitor downstream movements and habitat use of stocked juveniles

Board Decision Year: 2013
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries Division (Marquette) Baker, Ed (bakere1@michigan.gov) Active $472,362.00
1299 Development of rapid tests for fish health in the Great Lakes and Finger lakes

The project developed a rapid thiamine biosensor in fish eggs to improve fisheries management and help understanding causes of thiamine deficiency in Great Lakes ecosystems.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Cornell University - Office of Sponsored Programs (Ithaca) Kraft, Cliff (clifford.kraft@cornell.edu) Completed $279,046.13
1298 Identification of the natal origin of Lake Michigan steelhead using otolith chemistry

The project analyzed the spatial and temporal variation in otolith chemistry of juvenile steelhead associated with different natal tributaries around Lake Michigan to identify the natal-origin of steelhead production

Board Decision Year: 2013
Central Michigan University - Department of Biology and Institute for Great Lakes Research (Mount Pleasant) Pangle, Kevin (pangl1k@cmich.edu) Completed $196,083.82
1293 On-the-Ground and In-the-Water Restoration of the Great Lakes

The project provided capacity-building grants to organizations in eight priority areas across the Great Lakes to help them obtain funds for and successfully implement restoration projects through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Board Decision Year: 2013
National Wildlife Federation - Great Lakes Regional Office (Ann Arbor) Hill, Jennifer (hillj@nwf.org) Completed $100,000.00
1291 Gourmet Gone Wild

Gourmet Gone Wild is a program that connects with urban and suburban constituencies and enhances their interest in and support for hunting and angling by building on their interests in gourmet and local foods. This grant enabled the program to to host events focused on eating locally-sourced fish and game through hands-on fishing and cooking lessons for 1,700 young urban professionals.While reaching out to these young professionals, Gormet Gone Wild was able to raise awareness of the connections between the fish on their plate and where it came from, the Great Lakes.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Division (Lansing) Renton, Taylor (gourmetgonewild@mucc.org) Completed $59,395.60
1289 Great Lakes Leadership Academy Endowment (Challenge Grant)

In alignment with the goals of GLFT’s Great Lakes Stewardship category, the Great Lakes Leadership Academy (GLLA) will prepare a diverse group of leaders to become active, effective stewards of Michigan’s natural resources and advocates for strategies that support sustainability of Great Lakes communities. Participants will learn in non-traditional settings including outdoor experiences and engagement with resource professionals. The GLFT has granted funding to contribute to the GLLA endowment to ensure these leadership development programs continue for future generations.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Michigan State University - Great Lakes Leadership Academy (East Lansing) Pontz, Vicki (pontzv@msu.edu) Completed $100,000.00
1286 Illustrated field guide to the ciscoes of the Laurentian Great Lakes

This project was intended to produce a field guide to the Great Lakes ciscoes that explicitly recognizes inter- and intra-specific variation at the level of the lake basin. Ciscoes are native prey fishes that are difficult to identify to species. The abundance of some populations is changing and some species are the targets of restoration efforts.

Board Decision Year: 2013
Great Lakes Fishery Commission (Ann Arbor) Muir, Andrew (amuir@glfc.org) Completed $18,000.00
1282 Envisioning a Chicago Waterway System for the 21st Century - Phase II

The purpose of the project was to advance physical separation in the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) to prevent the movement of Asian carp and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. Specific technical analysis was conducted in two key areas:

1. Defining interim protection measures that can be implemented quickly, using existing infrastructure in the CAWS, to reduce the risk of AIS transfer into the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River basin; and

2. Evaluating technical issues associated with the Mid-System Alternative identified in the 2012 report, Restoring the Natural Divide.

Board Decision Year: 2012
Great Lakes Commission (Ann Arbor) Eder, Tim (teder@glc.org) Completed $225,000.00
1280 Great Lakes Reporting Project

Michigan Radio will produce and air public radio news reports; develop multimedia and online resources; hold public forums/discussions; and distribute copies of the media work as teacher resources. With an audience of 495,000 weekly Michigan listeners and approximately 107,000 monthly website users, the project will help to bolster the reach and impact of GLFTs Great Lakes Stewardship program.

Board Decision Year: 2012
University of Michigan - The Environment Report (Ann Arbor) Han, Ellen Rinck (erinck@umich.edu) Completed $35,000.00
1278 Beaver Island Harbor Development Project

The GLFT provided funding to Saint James Township for engineering services to produce feasibility and design studies to develop a shore-based angling site on Paradise Bay on Beaver Island.

 

Board Decision Year: 2012
St. James Township (Beaver Island) Haggard, Bill (jlawn@tds.net) Completed $15,980.00
1277 City of St. Joseph Boat Launch Enhancements

The purpose of the project was to construct a modern fish cleaning station and restrooms at the City Boat Launch. In addition important improvements were made to the ADA parking and picnic areas at the facility. The new fish cleaning facility is the only one of its kind available to the public in the City of St. Joseph.

Board Decision Year: 2012
City of St. Joseph (St. Joseph) Perry, Derek (dperry@sjcity.com) Completed $133,288.13