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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2008

Contact:  Robert McCann
               (517) 241-7397

Saginaw Bay Coastal Initiative Presentation

The Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural
Resources, and the Partnership for the Saginaw Bay Watershed will be
hosting a presentation on an upcoming study to examine E. coli and algal
toxins in the nearshore waters of Grand Traverse Bay, Little Traverse
Bay, and Saginaw Bay, on May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Bay City State
Recreation Area Visitors Center.

Dr. Richard Rediske, a Professor of Water Resources at the Annis Water
Resources Institute, Grand Valley State University, will provide an
overview of their research project related to the ability of Cladophora
to concentrate E. coli and algal toxins in the nearshore waters.  The
data collected as part of this project will be used to determine the
occurrence and potential significance of Cladophora mats as a source for
pathogens in the nearshore waters of Northern Michigan.  The project is
funded by the Department of Environmental Quality and will begin in
July, 2008.

Dr. Rediskeâ??s presentation is the second in a series of discussions
that will occur over the next few months on phosphorus impacts on
Saginaw Bay and approaches to reduce these impacts, a priority issue
identified through the Saginaw Bay Coastal Initiative.  

Details of the Saginaw Bay Coastal Initiative and additional
information are available online at http://www.michigan.gov/deq under
â??Issues to Watch.â??  

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â??Protecting Michiganâ??s Environment, Ensuring Michiganâ??s
Futureâ??


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