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.
December 9, 2013 | Gerald May | USDA-NRCS and MSU Extension demonstrate the functionality of tall warm season grasses as vegetative buffers when planted next to livestock facilities.
December 5, 2013 | Mary Bohling | Managing invasive Phragmites australis: Everyone can play a role in keeping this invasive under control.
December 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Study compares two natural shoreline erosion control techniques suitable for moderate to high energy lakefront properties.
December 4, 2013 | Jane Herbert | When managing water features, contractors and water gardeners can prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species into natural waterways by using proper disposal methods.
December 3, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | Aquatic invasive species were the target of citizen science investigations undertaken by elementary students and local lake association volunteers teaming up with MSU research.
November 26, 2013 | Steve Stewart | The gales of November and weather forecasting – 1913 to 2013.
November 25, 2013 | Josh Gunn | Throughout the development process, stakeholder participation can foster the creation of a community vision and ensure that people, planet, and profit are all taken into consideration when decisions are made.
November 22, 2013 | Mary Bohling | Invasive Phragmites australis is changing many Michigan wetlands—and not for the better.
November 21, 2013 | Bindu Bhakta | In recent years, the use of products such as pre-moistened "flushable" wipes have been advertised as a way to feel "cleaner" and "fresher" but most don't know they have caused damage to wastewater systems across the country.
November 20, 2013 | Josh Gunn | Standardized permitting and a formal planning process can reduce uncertainties that protect the environment, support private business, and promote quality of life for residents when development decisions are made in coastal and shoreline communities.
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Date: Dec 11, 2013
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Jan 7, 2014
Location: County Conference Rooms 37 Austin Street, Sandusky, MI, 48471
Date: Feb 18, 2014
Location: NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary: 500 W. Fletcher St., Alpena, MI 49707
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Michigan Sea Grant
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Summer Discovery Cruises