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Enviro-Mich message from rice@pilot.msu.edu (Jane Rice)
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Where does the MSU campus water come from and where does it go?  How many
gallons does the 40,000+ university use every year?  Is it safe to drink?
Do I want to turn over my canoe in the Red Cedar?

For the next month, the "Assessing MSU's Environmental Footprint" seminar
series will look at water use and water quality on campus, with talks on
current issues in water resources research, a look at MSU's water system
and watershed, and an story of how another campus restored its own
watershed and teaches others to reduce pollution.  Everyone is welcome to
attend one or all of the talks.

All seminars are on Wednesdays at 4:10 p.m. in B-106 Wells Hall

This week:  Wednesday, April 7   Water Issues at MSU

Five local experts give us an overview of water issues on campus.

Doug MacDonald, waterworks supervisor at MSU, will speak on the campus
drinking water.

Jeff Johnston, plant superintendent of the E. Lansing Wastewater Treatment
Plant, will speak on the treatment of the campus wastewater and water testing.

Scott Witter, professor in Resource Development at MSU, will speak on
biological aspects of the Red Cedar River, including water testing and
monitoring of pathogens.

Dave Long, professor in Geology at MSU, will speak on chemical testing of
the Red Cedar River, including road salt.

Pat Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner, will speak on the Red
Cedar River watershed and the effect of land use practices on the river.


Jane Rice, Ph.D.
Environmental Studies Program Coordinator
G-47 Hubbard Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48825
(517) 432-4944
rice@pilot.msu.edu



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