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.
January 21, 2015 | Jane Herbert | Conference to highlight speakers from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and private design firms.
January 20, 2015 | Andy Northrop | Strategies for forming committees and taking the next steps.
January 20, 2015 | Andy Northrop | Opportunities for volunteers interested in Port Huron’s Trail Town Projects!
January 9, 2015 | Terry Gibb | Rain storms in southeast Michigan in late November added 79 million gallons to the 2014 sewage overflow totals.
December 31, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Proposals sought from full-time graduate and undergraduate students as well as citizens enrolled in a volunteer leadership training programs who are working on management projects involving lakes and lake leaders.
December 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | New field guide makes the perfect stocking stuffer for those interested in understanding, describing, documenting, conserving and restoring diverse natural plant communities of Michigan.
December 24, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Research from 16 Michigan lakes assesses the importance of vegetation and natural shorelines for increased largemouth bass populations.
December 23, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Student evaluations of the 2014 Great Lakes Education Program show students loving science.
December 16, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | U.S. Global Change Research Program assessment presents many examples of how climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect our lives in the future.
December 11, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | The Institute aims to help develop individuals who can care for Michigan’s lakes and streams through education, leadership and citizen action.
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Date: Jan 30, 2015
Location: 6767 West "O" Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49003
Date: Feb 5, 2015 - Feb 5, 2015
Location: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 W. Fletcher, Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Feb 12, 2015
Location: Van Buren Conference Center 490 S. Paw Paw Street Lawrence, MI 49064
- 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