# Project Organization Contact Status Amount
1769 Youth Engagement & Monitoring

Board Decision Year: 2018
Huron River Watershed Council (Ann Arbor) Frenzel, Jason (jfrenzel@hrwc.org) Active $50,000.00
1768 Building Capacity of Great Lakes Champions

Board Decision Year: 2018
Huron Pines (Grayling) Zoll, Jennie (jennie@huronpines.org) Active $40,000.00
1766 Developing virtual learning opportunities to train citizen scientists about lake sturgeon and coupled Great Lakes-tributary ecosystems

Board Decision Year: 2018
Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing) Scribner, Kim (scribne3@msu.edu) Active $35,426.40
1765 Outdoor Adventure Center Great Lakes Fisheries Learning Program

Board Decision Year: 2018
Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Parks and Recreation Division (Lansing) Lincoln, Matt (lincolnm@michigan.gov) Declined -
1763 Whitefish Workshop Paper

Michigan State University - Center for Systems Integration & Sustainability Taylor, Bill (taylorw@msu.edu) Active $5,000.00
1762 River Revitalization Education Support

Board Decision Year: 2017
Grand Valley State University - Center For Educational Partnerships (Grand Rapids) Pelon, Clayton (pelonc@gvsu.edu) Active $65,000.00
1759 Great Lakes Leadership Academy Endowment

Board Decision Year: 2018
Michigan State University - Great Lakes Leadership Academy (East Lansing) Pontz, Vicki (pontzv@msu.edu) Active $100,000.00
1757 Continuation of a Flint Hub for K-12 Place-Based Education 2017-2019: Discovering PLACE Base Funding Application

Board Decision Year: 2017
The Regents of the University of Michigan - U of M - Flint (Flint) Sanker, Leyla (lsanker@umflint.edu) Active $145,000.00
1756 The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition, GLFT Continuation 5, SEMIS 2017-2019

Board Decision Year: 2017
Eastern Michigan University - Office of Research Development (Ypsilanti) Lowenstein, Ethan (ethan.lowenstein@emich.edu) Active $145,000.00
1754 Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (2017-19 Continuation)

Board Decision Year: 2017
Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan - Northeast Michigan (Alpena) Heraghty, Patrick (pheraghty@cfnem.org) Active $145,000.00
1753 Upper Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative - Base Funding Proposal

Board Decision Year: 2017
Superior Watershed Partnership (Marquette) Debiak, Abbie (abbie@superiorwatersheds.org) Active $72,500.00
1752 West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative

Board Decision Year: 2017
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District - Regional Mathematics and Science Center (Muskegon) Johnson, Erica (ejohnson@muskegonisd.org) Active $145,000.00
1751 GRAND Learning Network Phase VI 2017-19

Board Decision Year: 2017
Shari L. Dann - Department of Community Sustainability (E Lansing) Dann, Shari (sldann@msu.edu) Active $144,891.00
1749 Groundswell Continuation IV

Board Decision Year: 2017
Grand Valley State University - Center For Educational Partnerships (Grand Rapids) Pelon, Clayton (pelonc@gvsu.edu) Active $144,977.00
1748 Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative

Board Decision Year: 2017
The Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Math and Environmental Education - Copper Country Intermediate School District (Hancock) Oppliger, Shawn (shawn@copperisd.org) Active $145,000.00
1744 Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative

Board Decision Year: 2017
Inland Seas Education Association (Suttons Bay) Handke, Michelle (mhandke@schoolship.org) Active $145,000.00
1741 Reconnecting Coldwater Habitat in Bigelow Creek

Trout Unlimited, Inc. is looking to restore aquatic organism passage and stream function at three road/stream crossings as the first phase of an effort to restore complete connectivity throughout the Bigelow Creek watershed, a critically important coldwater tributary to the Muskegon River. The replacement of these crossings will enhance and provide long-term protection for fish passage and habitat for salmonids and other coldwater species of the Lake Michigan Basin.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Trout Unlimited (Arlington ) Geist, Jeremy (jgeist@tu.org) Active $70,000.00
1738 Boardman River-Dam Removal #3


As part of the largest dam removal effort in Michigan’s history, the third and final dam will be removed on the Boardman River, a state-designated Natural River and Blue Ribbon trout stream emptying into Lake Michigan. The Boardman Dam Removal Project is a signature effort that will reconnect 160 miles of prime fishery habitat by removing three dams and modifying a fourth to block invasives and provide bi-directional selective fish passage to the Great Lakes.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Natural Resources Department - Department of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Peshawbestown) Garavaglia, James (james.garavaglia@gtbindians.com) Active $430,000.00
1726 Inferring tributary-specific production of adult, wild steelhead to the Lake Michigan fishery using otolith chemistry

We will evaluate the source-specific production of steelhead to the Lake Michigan fishery. We have demonstrated that chemical signatures of juvenile steelhead otoliths are sufficiently differentiable among different Lake Michigan tributaries and hatcheries to support accurate natal origin assignment. Here, otoliths of adult steelhead will be collected and analyzed to quantitatively assess the mixing of stocks in the Lake Michigan fishery and identify specific sources most supportive of steelhead production.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Central Michigan University - Department of Biology and Institute for Great Lakes Research (Mount Pleasant) Pangle, Kevin (pangl1k@cmich.edu) Active $157,068.00
1721 A Quantitative, Lake-Wide Assessment of Lake Trout in Lake Michigan

We will improve assessment of trends for lake trout populations and estimates of vital rates in Lake Michigan by fitting age-structured assessment models in southern and western areas of the lake where such assessments are lacking. We will combine results with those from other areas of the lake to provide a lake-wide assessment. Results will be used to develop or improve forecasting models to evaluate consequences of stocking decisions on rehabilitation status and predator-prey balance.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (East Lansing) Clark Jr., Richard (clarkri@msu.edu) Active $236,697.00
1700 Using Genomic Tools to Investigate Adaptive Diversity in Great Lakes Cisco

Historically, cisco was the major forage fish component in the Great Lakes food chain and supported extensive commercial fisheries in multiple Great Lakes. However, anthropogenic impacts have led to massive declines in cisco abundance as well as local and global extirpations of multiple cisco species. We will use genomics to investigate the genetic basis of adaptation in cisco. This research will provide important data that can be used to preserve cisco diversity and inform restoration.

Board Decision Year: 2017
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - College of Natural Resources (Stevens Point) Larson, Wesley (wes.larson@uwsp.edu) Active $105,000.00
1697 Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Water Resources Education Programs

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Water Resources Education Program will build on the success of our experiential learning-based Watershed Academy program by: 1) extending opportunities for 20 Watershed Academy alumni to support their interests in local water resources monitoring and protection programs, and 2) engaging 300 middle school students in a foundation-laying program of watershed experiences focused on local issues and stewardship of water resources.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (Petoskey) Affhalter, Maria (maria@watershedcouncil.org) Active $25,000.00
1694 Classroom with a Current Watershed Laboratory

Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is looking to expand and enhance their programming, which will allow a large audience to experience hands-on watershed education. The GRPM Classroom with a Current will continue to develop as a hub of information related to watershed ecology. In addition, new laboratory-based programming as well as summer camp adventures will explore watershed concepts. By incorporating artifacts and object-based discovery into watershed education the GRPM will provide a local context to Great Lakes watershed themes.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Grand Rapids Public Museum Foundation - Collections & Education (Grand Rapids) Schulz, Gina (gschulz@grmuseum.org) Active $59,742.00
1683 North-east Michigan’s Great Lakes fishery heritage: a project to foster awareness of our heritage, share information and data about Great Lakes ecosystems, and enable better stewardship of Great Lakes aquatic ecosystems

GLFT has provided funding to build a comprehensive Great Lakes Fisheries Heritage exhibit unparalleled in Michigan. The exhibit represents NE Michigan’s fishery heritage spanning from pre-Columbian to present; a heritage largely shared by all regions of Michigan. Great Lakes stewardship will be evident in the integration of subsistence, commercial and recreational fisheries with scientific research, ecosystem changes wrought by invasive species, water quality, habitat degradation, and effects of fishery management. Two early fishing/survey vessels will anchor the display.

Board Decision Year: 2017
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan (Alpena) Witulski, Christine (cwitulski@bessermuseum.org) Active $10,000.00
1679 Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Gateway Fishing Access Facility

Board Decision Year: 2016
Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) (Detroit) Egelton, Jody (egelton@semcog.org) Completed $50,000.00