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WPR: New ‘Freshwater Innovation Center’ Aims To Expand Great Lakes Research

…the ground running at the end of the summer. Marvin Pertzik is the executive director of the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation, the group responsible for the endowment. Mary Griggs Burke died in December of 2012. Since then, Pertzik said there’s been very little environmental programming at…

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Northland Announces Food Systems Center

…a manager position have been funded by friends of the College, alumni, community members, and two major donors—Northland College Trustee Mary H. Rice of Bayfield and the Mary H. Rice Foundation, and Carole Larson of Osseo, Minnesota. The building has been named the Hulings Rice Food Center, and the food…

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Researchers Create Model for the Great Lakes

…the inaugural presentation of the newly formed Marvin Pertzik World Water Day Lecture Series Wednesday, May 4 at Northland College. Marvin Pertzik, a St. Paul attorney, was key in assisting the Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Foundation in making a $10 million endowment to Northland College in 2015….

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Water Collaborative Connects Communities

Mary Griggs Burke Center Freshwater Innovation • Desi Neiwinski, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation • Northland College Center for Rural Communities • Matt Hudson, Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Private Landowners Land Management: • Erika Lang, Bayfield Regional Conservancy • Henry Quinlan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife…

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Northland receives $1 million for grad programs

Northland College in Ashland, Wis., recently received $1 million from the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation to establish a graduate degree program. The gift is intended to fund all facets of development until the program can support itself. The College is currently working with a consultant to…

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Burke Center Officially Launches

…Burke Center is funded by a $10 million endowment from the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota. The work of the Burke Center will be conducted on campus and at Forest Lodge in Cable, the former home of the Burke family, Forest Lodge in…

Water Summit

The Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation convened a Water Summit on Oct. 1, 2016 dedicated to “The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.” Experts from New York to Minnesota gathered on Madeline Island in Lake Superior to examine past successes and challenges of GLRI, and to have…