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A quarterly roundup of news stories related to the ongoing work of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.


December 2020

In this issue:
IISG staff members win outreach and communication awards;
Graduate fellowship opportunities available;
New podcast series discusses the science of ponds;
Illinois Extension searching for assistant dean who will serve as IISG associate director

October 2020

In this issue:
Indiana Master Watershed Steward volunteers dive in to help their local environment;
New toolkit makes finding weather and climate lesson plans easy;
Scientists bring the Great Lakes to students learning from home

July 2020

In this issue:
Lake Michigan Chinook salmon stick with declining alewife as their main meal;
Sea Grant Faculty Scholars program provides new opportunities for researchers in Illinois and Indiana;
New feeding approach promises more robust and healthy farm-raised larval largemouth bass;
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, the need for frequent hand-washing collides with soaring water rates

March 2020

In this issue:
Water affordability report helps inform new Chicago water billing policy;
Social norms help motivate people to adopt practices that protect water quality;
Purdue Extension Land Use Team launches American Citizen Planner program in Indiana;
Microplastics may increase the risk of PFAS entering the Lake Michigan food web

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File Type: pdf
File Size: 10.41 MB
Year: 2017

This strategic plan for 2018-2021 lays out IISG goals and outcomes in three National Sea Grant focus areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Resilient Communities and Economies, and Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development.

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File Type: pdf
File Size: 748.93 KB
Year: 2021

Following IISG’s 2020 workshop focused on lake level variability and communication, one of the key products that participants needed was a list of what types of issues different organizations handle, such as funding, permitting, and other general information needs. This product thoroughly lists the ways in which several federal, Illinois, Indiana and independent organizations can assist coastal communities.

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Year: 2019

Indiana Master Watershed Stewards are trained volunteers who understand how watersheds work and are willing to help with watershed improvement efforts in their communities. Master Watershed Stewards complete a 12-week training program that pulls together information from scientists, researchers, and watershed management professionals. Topics will include how watersheds function, what factors affect watershed health, how water is managed for human use, and how volunteers can play a part in promoting watershed health and appreciation.

For more detailed information, visit Indiana Master Watershed Steward

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