Community Voices Presents "Freshwater Mussels of Michigan"


Scientist pictured measuring a mussel in the outdoors.

The Bay College West Speaker Series, "Community Voices" continues on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM CST in Room 231.  Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

This month will feature Jennifer Johnson, presenting "Freshwater Mussels of Michigan: More than Meets the Eye."  Johnson is a Fisheries Management Biologist for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  Growing up in Dickinson County enabled Jennifer to experience and appreciate all of what the U.P. has to offer.  Rooted in her community, Johnson is committed to protecting and enhancing our treasured natural resources for us and the next generation to enjoy and value. Jennifer earned her bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management at Lake Superior State University and her master's degree in Fisheries from the University of Georgia.  While earning both degrees, Jennifer's research focus was on freshwater mussels. Today, Jennifer's interest in mussel management continues.  She participates in Michigan's Mussel Committee, is a member of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, and conducts public outreach whenever the opportunity arises.

Topics attendees can expect to learn include the freshwater mussel life cycle, why freshwater mussels are imperiled, and what we can do to help freshwater mussels. For more information Email Kelly%20Larson or call 906-302-3006.