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Sea Grant Law Center Supports Great Lakes Projects
Two scientists from the Great Lakes region receive grants for legal research and outreach projects.
Colleen Masterson, Education Coordinator at the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, was awarded $51,850 to conduct a three-day workshop called “Legal Tools to Protect Coastal Environments.” The workshop will provide government officials, non-profit environmental groups, shoreline property owners, and concerned citizens with tools to understand and protect Michigan’s coastal environments. The project is partnering with the Inland Seas Education Association, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan Sea Grant, and Olson, Bzdok and Howard, P.C.
Brian Ohm, professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded $58,483 for a project called Model Coastal Management Ordinances for Great Lakes Coastal Communities.
The National Sea Grant Law Center was founded at the University of Mississippi in 2002 to provide legal research and outreach services to the Sea Grant community and its constituents. The Law Center conducts research on coastal and marine laws and policies, organizes Continuing Legal Education classes and other training courses, and disseminates information to coastal and ocean policymakers.