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.
November 20, 2014 | Jane Herbert | MDNR adds seven more exotic aquatic animals to the state list of prohibited species. To avoid hefty fines, be aware of which plants and animals are prohibited in the state of Michigan.
November 20, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Understanding Lake Effect Snow – using the Teaching Great Lakes Science resources from Michigan Sea Grant
November 20, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Both in and out of school, Alcona youth partner in an innovative citizen science effort to track habitats of the federally endangered Hine’s Emerald dragonfly and the invasive species that threaten them.
November 18, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Although not the most appetizing topic, McNALMS’ annual Lunch and Learn Seminar will host national expert on the “perfect storm” that shut down Toledo’s water supply.
November 11, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Students, anglers and everyone else can use a simple dichotomous key to answer the question, “What’s that Fish?”
November 10, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Through partnerships with Dodson and the NWS, Michigan Sea Grant Extension has been able to educate thousands of Michigan residents on dangerous currents in the Great Lakes.
November 10, 2014 | Steve Stewart | NOAA’s B-WET environmental education program promotes locally relevant, experiential K-12 learning in southeast Michigan.
November 6, 2014 | Andy Northrop | 25th year celebration draws educators, activists, concerned citizens and communities from all over, but is still faced with challenges like the rest of them!
October 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Michigan’s amazing frogs and toads remind us about the diverse array of amphibians we have in Michigan and the importance of maintaining natural shoreline habitat.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species now available to governmental units, nonprofit organizations and universities planning to go head-to-head with Michigan‘s invasive species.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
Find an Expert»
Events»View more events »
Nutrient Loading and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and Inland Lakes: Concerns for Water Supplies
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: Brody Hall Room 136 , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Date: Jan 30, 2015
Location: 6767 West "O" Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
- 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 Resource Enterprises
- Natural Shoreline Educational Workshops for Homeowners
- Northern Lake Huron Shipboard Education
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- The Life of Lake Superior
- Vessel-Based Education