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 6, 2014 | Jane Herbert | MDNR warns of potential for fish kill after hard winter. Dead fish may not appear until weeks after ice-out.
March 5, 2014 | Jane Herbert | How heavy snow pack can reduce ice push on inland lake shorelines.
March 3, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | With the Lenten season fast approaching, consumers might consider locally caught Great Lakes whitefish as an alternative to other popular fish species.
February 28, 2014 | Steve Stewart | MSU Extension staff members were recognized by the Coast Guard for their roles in rescuing two people last summer on the Detroit River.
February 26, 2014 | Mary Wilson | If you have property on a waterfront, native trees and shrubs help protect shorelines and provide beauty.
February 25, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Annual spring Lake Huron fisheries workshops bring communities together with fisheries research and management partners through discussions on research findings, management updates, and fishing trends.
February 25, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Educators and community partners from across northeast Michigan convened to explore STEM learning opportunities through place-based watershed science explorations at the 2014 Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Regional Meeting.
February 24, 2014 | Darren Bagley | MSU Extension has been publishing bulletins to educate the people of Michigan for decades. Join in as we take a look back at 4-H club information from 1986 entitled “Great Lakes 4-H Fact Sheets.”
February 13, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Day 3 of inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention will showcase current natural shoreline research findings and the latest in Phragmites management and control.
February 10, 2014 | Mary Bohling | MDNR asks for public help if they see confused ducks in towns and neighborhoods.
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Date: Mar 8, 2014
Location: Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Date: Apr 1, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014
Location: MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Apr 9, 2014 - Apr 9, 2014
Location: Charles A. Hammond American Legion Hall 1026 6th Street Port Huron, Mich
- 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