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35 East 12th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3605
“Safeguarding Great Lakes Ecosystems: Green Solutions for Cleaner Marinas” By Kathleen Fast ’18, PhD student at Ohio State University
Let’s keep our Great Lakes clean! Boating is an important, and fun, sector for tourism in the Great Lakes, but how is it impacting the environment? This presentation will discuss a collaborative project that involved the implementation of green infrastructure at marinas located on Lakes Erie, Michigan, and Superior. Learn about how environmental sciences and engineering can work hand-in-hand to protect property and our natural resources. This applied research talk will also show how communities can be engaged to make sustainable change.
Bio : Kathleen is a PhD student at the Ohio State University studying ecological engineering and water resource management. Her research focuses on how nature-based stormwater management practices can be designed to maximize benefits for communities. Growing up in Michigan, she has a deep love for the Great Lakes and is grateful for the years she has spent researching their ecosystems and how to protect them. She is a proud Hope College alum from class of ’18 where she received a BS in geology.
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