CTIC Institutional Member, the Virginia Tech Geography Department, works to foster an appreciation and understanding of the diversity of Earth's physical and cultural environments, the importance and value of a spacial perspective, and an understanding of the complex interrelationships between peoples and their environments at a variety of scales. Their goal is to provide students with the intellectual and technical skills to synthesize information, become critical thinkers, develop into better and more informed citizens, and find success in employment or further academic training. To learn more about the Virginia Tech Geography Department, visit www.geography.vt.edu/
CTIC is leading a new effort to pilot a phosphorus load reduction market in the Western Lake Erie Basin (Maumee, Sandusky, and Cedar-Portage watersheds, see map). Growers within the indicated watersheds are now being sought to
participate in this pilot market.