Pine River Monitoring Project

3M Foundation Vision Grant, Gratiot County, MI

Alma College, Alma High School, Saint Louis High School

Project Information:

Map of  Sites in Gratiot County

Visit Testing Sites

Testing Procedures

Test Results 2007-2008 

Test Results 2008-2009

Test Results 2009-2010

Student Work

Pamphlet Competition Oct 2008

Curriculum Connections:


Earth Science

Chemistry and Physics


What Students Are Doing Outside the Classroom:

Project Video--Is Now Here!


 Joint Field Trip Experiences:

Lumberjack Park Fall 2007

Target Grant Field Trip:  Canoeing the Pine River Spring 2008

 Lumberjack Park Fall 2008


Field Guides

Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest


 Press Releases:

Eugene Kenaga International DDT Conference--Feb 2008

December 2007

 September 2006

August 2006


Conference Photos

MSTA March 2008

Eugene Kenaga DDT March 2008



Lisa Arnold, Chemistry, AHS

Steve Lord, Biology/Ecology, AHS

Mike Allen, Biology, SLHS

Sarah Beery, Chemistry, SLHS

 Murray Borrello, Alma College 


Other Links:

3M Scientific Anglers--Provided Funds through 3M Grant

Pine River Environmental Project

Pine River Superfund  Citizen Task Force

Velsicol Reuse Strategy

 Gratiot GIS--A very big thank you to Aaron Hubbard, Director of County Information Management.

Terrafly Aerial Map

Historic Pictures of Saint Louis

History of Saint Louis by Decades

The objective of this project is to accomplish two important goals: 

1.  Demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of science, policy and education as students engage in a project that has real application to local problems and



2. Engage and empower the local community in a long-term project that incorporates public school students working with faculty and college students to provide an educational outreach program to help create awareness and generate solutions to local environmental problems.




 Project started in Summer 2007.