West Michigan is very proud of GVSU -Annis Water Resources Institute. The Lake Michigan Center is the jewel of the Muskegon Lake shoreline. I just posted this to be a morale booster for the day.
When the institute's $5.5 million Lake Michigan Center opened in 2001, GVSU officials said the facility would become the nation's premier Great Lakes research institution, the "Woods Hole of West Michigan." That's a reference to the famed Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
That hasn't happened, nor will it, according to Alan Steinman, director of GVSU's Water Resources Institute. But Steinman said the institute will continue its education and outreach programs while conducting more research on the coastal areas of West Michigan, where the land meets water.