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.
April 11, 2014 | Mary Bohling | Researchers are asking for help in collecting deceased Mudpuppies because they serve the ecosystem as ‘bio-indicators’ due to their sensitivity to pollutants and water quality.
April 9, 2014 | Mark Breederland | Inland Seas Education Association founder, Thomas Kelly, is recognized for nearly forty years of advocacy toward Great Lakes education and stewardship.
April 7, 2014 | Mary Bohling | Lake Erie fisheries workshop brings communities together with fisheries research and management partners through discussions on research findings, management updates, and fishing trends.
April 7, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | An extremely cold winter can result in fish mortalities in recreational fishing ponds.
April 7, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Wearing a personal floatation device can save your life.
April 1, 2014 | Mary Bohling | As the spring wildflowers begin to emerge, many resources are available to help wildflower novices to identify and use wildflowers in home woodland landscapes.
March 31, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Michigan youth and Great Lakes stewardship are at the center of new place-based education documentary airing on PBS stations throughout April.
March 28, 2014 | Steve Stewart | The Lake St. Clair fisheries workshop brings community together with fisheries research and management partners through discussions on research findings, management updates, and fishing trends.
March 25, 2014 | Terry Gibb | The Great Lakes Education Program helps educate residents about Michigan’s abundant water resources.
March 25, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Natural shoreline demonstration site weathers Lake Cadillac ice action and high water without problems.
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Date: Apr 22, 2014 - Apr 22, 2014
Location: NOAA Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center 500 W. Fletcher Street Alpena, Mich
Date: Apr 23, 2014 - Apr 23, 2014
Location: Les Cheneaux Sportsman's Club M-134 Cedarville, Mich
Date: May 1, 2014 - May 3, 2014
Location: Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls, MI
- 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