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 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.
July 2, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Aquatic plants are an important part of the ecosystem, especially in ponds managed for sport fishing, and require proper maintenance and control to keep the aquatic environment healthy.
July 2, 2014 | Steve Stewart | The annual Mayfly hatch not only tells us what season it is, but also confirms the quality of the water bodies from which they come.
June 27, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | The coastal Lake Huron region is known for its rich maritime heritage. Diving and snorkeling these waters offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore history preserved beneath the waves.
June 23, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Cleaning your watercraft, water recreation gear, and fishing gear can help to protect our water resources from the spread of invasive species.
June 23, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Lake St. Clair is widely regarded as one of the best fishing lakes in North America with muskie and smallmouth and walleye, oh my!
June 11, 2014 | Mary Bohling | Although school may be out for summer, teachers keep learning about Great Lakes issues to share in the classroom as they develop our future Great Lakes stewards.
June 6, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Unusable pesticides and mercury can be taken for proper disposal at the upcoming southwest Michigan Clean Sweep event.
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Date: Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014
Location: Camp Chickagami, 6952 Kauffman Blvd., Presque Isle, MI 49777
Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
- 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