Area residents took to the waters of Lake Michigan on Sunday as part of the Making Great Michigan Great tour.
The tour, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office, allowed participants to experience hands-on science as they sample and analyze lake water, according to a press release. There were presentations about the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan, Great Lakes Restoration Initiatives, the U.S. EPA Lake Michigan Forum and local issues of concern.
The 65-foot W.G. Jackson, the boat used in the tour, is a specially designed outreach and education vessel of the Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute.