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Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative receives $27,000 for educational efforts

A teacher works with her students during a park clean up this past fall.

Alpena, Mich. — Expect to see more environmental stewardship projects for students and teachers in the upcoming year. The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative received a financial boost.

The organization was granted $27,000 to continue their mission of providing place–based stewardship projects in the community. The Michigan Stem (MiSTEM) Advisory Council handed out over $3,000,000 in grants to 21 educational entities across the state. $244,000 was given to The Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

NEMIGLSI is a network of education and community partners that foster environmental stewardship projects and professional development for teachers on the Sunrise Side. They were excited to receive these funds and continue their mission.

“It will be use for some projects like marine debris tracking, invasive species monitoring in polls, making improvements to local parks like Sytek Park, that kind of thing, ” said NEMIGLIS Network Coordinator Meag Schwartz.

Funding will also be used for stem coaching with Alcona Community School teachers. Professionals will work those teachers to enhance project work.

Learn more about the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and their work Thursday on WBKB Early Morning.