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.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Winter is the time to learn about what you can do to prevent septic system failure.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science helps individuals understand the global and local nature of plastic pollution and also offers solutions.
March 4, 2015 | Brandon Schroeder | Teach for the Planet Challenge features Ella White Elementary project that combines native fish species, underwater robotics and is helping to inspire youth. Online voting could net school first prize.
February 28, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 27, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | The conference will evolve around the theme “Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in Michigan’s Inland Lakes.”
February 27, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about rusty crayfish, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 26, 2015 | Beth Clawson | This winter there were more than the usual number of sub-zero days; many backyard and garden ponds will be completely frozen over which can cause winter kill of pond fish and hibernating creatures.
February 26, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the sea lamprey, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 25, 2015 | Jane Herbert | Microplastics are emerging as a water quality concern. A simple, no-cost way to reduce the amount of microplastics entering the environment is staring us in the face.
February 25, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Winter is the time to learn how to create, restore and manage natural shorelines to promote water quality and encourage wildlife.
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Date: Mar 11, 2015
Location: Room Big Ten C, Kellogg Center, 219 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Mar 12, 2015
Location: Oakland County Extension 1200 N. Telegraph Road #26 E Pontiac, MI 48341
Date: Mar 28, 2015
Location: Cranbrook Institute of Science West Entrance, Multipurpose Room 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
- 4-H Great Lakes & Natural Resources Camp
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Climate Change and Variability
- 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 Resource Enterprises
- Natural Shoreline Educational Workshops for Homeowners
- Northern Lake Huron Shipboard Education
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- The Life of Lake Superior
- Vessel-Based Education