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Top EPA official for Great Lakes research plans CMU news conference

Cameron Davis will hold news conference Friday, April 4.

Contact: CMU News

Cameron Davis, senior adviser to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who oversees the $1.6 billion Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will hold a news conference at Central Michigan University Friday, April 4.

Davis will be available to answer questions on a wide range of Great Lakes issues including invasive species, water levels and diversion, restoration and conservation, and ongoing and future research initiatives.

The EPA administrator is visiting CMU to participate in a regional symposium sponsored by CMU’s Institute for Great Lakes Research and the Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute. Davis will open the symposium Friday morning with comments in the Education and Human Services Building’s French Auditorium.

Reporters are invited to cover the 9 a.m. speech and participate in a news conference at 10 a.m. in room 120 of the EHS Building. Access to a direct audio feed will be available in both locations for broadcast media. Please RSVP to Steve Smith, 989-774-3197 or, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 2.

For more information on the symposium click here.

CMU oversees a $10 million EPA grant to conduct Great Lakes wetlands restoration and preservation research.

With research vessels and facilities at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island, scientists and students from the institute and the CMU Center for Geographic Information Science lead efforts to prevent the introduction of invasive species, preserve wetlands and improve water quality.

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