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Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute Partnerships

The Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute is dedicated to serving the region and will build on ongoing relationships and existing collaborations.  The following list of collaborators, partners and advisors demonstrates the current reach of the SVSU’s work.

  • Bay and Saginaw Area Storm Water Authorities (BASWA and SASWA): Russell Beaubien
  • Bay County Health Department (BCHD): Joel Strasz
  • Cass River Greenways: Bob Zeillinger
  • Central Michigan University
  • Delta College:  David Baker (Chemistry), Wendy Baker (Biology), David Bledsoe (Construction/Building design), Bernadette Harkness (Chemistry), Kristopher Nitz (Biology), Jacob VanHouten, Environmental Technology/Biology
  • Kawkawlin River Watershed Property Owners’ Association (KRWPOA): Daryl Steiner, Jeff Staudacher
  • LimnoTech: Joe Depinto, Ed Verhamme
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ): Charles Bauer
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD): Elaine Brown
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • MSU Institute of Water Research:John Bartholic
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA): Sonia Joseph Joshi
  • Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network (WIN): Mike Kelly
  • The Spicer Group: Russell Beaubien
  • The Nature Conservancy: Mary Fales, Matt Herbert, Doug Pearsall, Scott Sowa
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS): Mary Anne Evans
  • United States Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • University of Michigan Water Center

Special support provided by:

  • Bay Harbor Marina-Wilder Road, Bay City, MI
  • Castaways Restaurant-Boy Scout Road, Bay City, MI
  • Draper Automotive-Bay Road, Saginaw, MI


Dr. David Karpovich
HH Dow Doan Science East 255
(989) 964-4349