Lakes, Streams & Watersheds
In addition to its position at the center of the Great Lakes Basin—shorelines on four of the five Great Lakes—Michigan boasts more than 11,000 inland lakes, thousands of miles of rivers and streams and more than 80 major watersheds. Michigan State University Extension’s focus on lakes, streams and watersheds brings together educators and researchers with local, state, regional and federal agencies and stakeholder organizations to protect and promote the sustainable use of the state’s distinctive aquatic resources.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Publicly accessible shorelines across the state provide a palate of choices for those who wish to enhance/restore/protect their inland lake’s shoreline.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership offers highly trained marine and landscape professionals available to assess the causes of shoreline erosion and develop a customized solution particularly designed for your shoreline.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Explore how a Shoreline Educator can help build your knowledge about the importance of natural shorelines along your lake.
HOT TOPICTake a few minutes to learn about your lake by visiting the Michigan Natural Shoreline website
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Great educational resources are available for those who want to get a better appreciation of the importance of natural shorelines around inland lakes.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators and Great Lakes scientists explore opportunities to enhance student learning through Great Lakes science stewardship opportunities.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Scheduled for September 8 - 9 in South Haven, this conference will explore and celebrate our Great Lakes fisheries heritage as a means to promote coastal tourism development opportunities.
July 23, 2014 | Mary Bohling | The city of Detroit and the Detroit River have experienced a great deal of environmental change in the last 313 years. Then, like now, it’s impassioned citizens and groups that work to help make the city and the river great.
July 18, 2014 | Jane Herbert | The inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention brought participants from across Michigan and beyond for three days of hands-on workshops, presentations and networking.
July 14, 2014 | Mark Breederland | Lake level fluctuations are normal during the year, and year-to-year. Just how much fluctuation can be expected this year in Lakes Michigan and Huron?
July 3, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Emmet County Department of Parks & Recreation hosts Certified Natural Shoreline Professional 2014 at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga on Pickerel Lake.
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Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
Date: Sep 8, 2014 - Sep 9, 2014
Location: South Haven, Michigan
- 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Dangerous Currents & Recreational Water Safety
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Great Lakes Literacy
- Introduction to Lakes Webinars
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Program
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Michigan Sea Grant
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Natural Shoreline Educational Workshops for Homeowners
- Northern Lake Huron Shipboard Education
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- The Life of Lake Superior
- Vessel-Based Education