Keeping it Clean: The Michigan Clean Marina Program Marches On
- New marinas join the program, many recertify, changes coming for 2013
The past year has been a good one for the Michigan Clean Marina Program.
Twelve marinas that were up for renewal sought and achieved recertification, and two new marinas were recently added to the growing list of certified Michigan Clean Marinas. These marina facilities have put a number of economical and environmental best management practices into place to help keep contaminants out of Michigan waters.
Is your marina a certified Clean Marina? Check here.
“This has been a great year for the Clean Marina Program — and this is a fine way to top it off,” said Eric Foster, Chair of the Clean Marina Operations Committee. “The recertification of 12 marinas reaffirms their ongoing commitment, and the two new certified facilities are joining an exceptional group of marina operators that are committed to keeping Michigan waters clean.”
With these new additions, there are now 41 certified Clean Marinas in Michigan, with more working toward certification.
Why should you care? Certified Clean Marina facilities help protect the quality of our water, for drinking, swimming and fishing.
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Dr. Jennifer Read Leaving Michigan Sea Grant
Dr. Jennifer Read will be leaving Michigan Sea Grant this month, and has accepted a new position at the University of Michigan Water Center. Read has been the driving force behind Michigan Sea Grant’s research program for the past 11 years. Originally from Ontario, Read brings a binational perspective to Great Lakes water policy, fostering partnerships across the U.S.-Canada border.
Her experience in Great Lakes policy research provided the foundation for expanding and enhancing the Sea Grant research program. In 1998, Read came to Ann Arbor as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Michigan. She worked for the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. While at Sea Grant, Read fostered an Integrated Assessment program, a unique approach to research that supports interdisciplinary teams and interaction with stakeholders.
Read will continue to focus on the Great Lakes in her post-Sea Grant life; she will remain the director of the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) and will take on the role of deputy director of the new Water Center, supported by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation.
Now Hiring: Research Program Manager
Michigan Sea Grant is seeking a full-time Research Program Manager to manage preparing, submitting, coordinating and reporting on research activities. This position is based at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment in Ann Arbor. Applications must be submitted through the University of Michigan job postings website.
For more information and to apply, see: Job Posting