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.
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.
February 25, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the bloody red shrimp, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 24, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the parrot feather, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 24, 2015 | Dan O'Keefe | Silver and bighead carp both pose a risk to the Great Lakes, but new research suggests that the “flying” silver carp may be better at avoiding native predators.
February 24, 2015 | Dan O'Keefe | Asian carp are showing up in the diets of some native fish. This is encouraging news for big rivers that carp have already invaded, but it does not change the fact that the Great Lakes are at great risk of invasion.
February 23, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the northern snakehead fish, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
HOT TOPICMichigan aquatic invasive species featured during February 22-28 National Invasive Species Awareness
February 22, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | This week is designed to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species.
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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