Using Water Trails to Combat Aquatic Invasive Species

by Matt Cowall
July 8, 2019
Paddlers Training as Stewards
Michigan’s lakes and rivers are once again bustling with paddlers. Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards continue to be popular ways for residents and visitors to traverse the state’s many waterways in search of tranquility or adventure. With the assistance of LIAA and partners all across the state, Michigan Sea Grant is enlisting those paddlers in a fight to protect the waters more...

Village of Grand Beach Calls for Help

by Jim Muratzki
July 8, 2019
Recently, the Village of Grand Beach in Southwest Michigan called LIAA with an interesting conundrum: Their webmaster was injured and could no longer make changes to their website. Since their website was still updated by manually editing HTML files, LIAA's technology staff stepped in and made updates while the Village decided their next steps. We are happy to offer advice or more...

Traverse Area Community Media to Broadcast Cherry Festival Parades LIVE

by Matthew Kern
July 2, 2019
Joe Torrence Directs a Previous Parade Broadcast
Once again, LIAA's Traverse Area Community Media will present live video from all three 2019 National Cherry Festival parades on CommunityTV Channel 189, Facebook and YouTube. The team has developed a new technical solution that allows us to stream video to multiple destinations with low bandwidth needs and fewer wires around the broadcast area. This brings these famous local events to more...

LIAA Trains for Coastal Resilience

by Zach Vega
July 1, 2019
Coastal Resilience Training Session
On Thursday, June 27, 2019, LIAA staff teamed up with the Michigan Association of Planning to host a training session on best practices for coastal resilience. LIAA presented alongside Great Lakes coast experts from the University of Michigan, Michigan Technological University and the Michigan Department of Environment Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). The session was primarily attended by planning consultants and more...