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.
May 16, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | A growing Saginaw Bay walleye population contributes to a broader Lake Huron fish community, as well as many anglers’ catch.
May 15, 2013 | Jane Herbert | Recent flooding serves as a reminder that upstream stormwater management efforts can reduce impacts at home and downstream.
May 2, 2013 | Steve Stewart | The 2013 Summer Discovery Cruises season will offer new opportunities in Southeast Michigan to learn about the Great Lakes by being on the Great Lakes. Registration is open!
May 1, 2013 | Ron Kinnunen | As deaths increase on Lake Michigan due to drowning by dangerous currents, three workshops are scheduled to help communities save lives of beachgoers.
April 30, 2013 | Brandon Schroeder | Annual spring Lake Huron fisheries workshops bring coastal communities together with fisheries scientists and decision makers, sharing good news regarding the status of this diverse and valuable fishery.
April 26, 2013 | Jane Herbert | State law regulates the process of establishing, constructing and maintaining a legal lake level.
April 23, 2013 | Steve Stewart | Michigan Sea Grant Extension is working to reduce marine debris in the Great Lakes, and you can too!
April 22, 2013 | Steve Stewart | Michigan Sea Grant Extension is working with the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition to advance Great Lakes literacy and stewardship.
April 17, 2013 | Jane Herbert | There are pros and cons to artificially manipulating your lake’s water level. For a lake ecosystem it is more con than pro.
April 17, 2013 | Terry Gibb | Acid rain or acid deposition is a serious problem that affects all aspects of our ecosystem.
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.
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Date: Jun 4, 2013
Location: P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, Norton Shores, MI 49441
Date: Jun 5, 2013
Location: Grand Traverse Civic Center, 1213 W. Civic Center Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Date: Jun 6, 2013
Location: USDA Forest Service Office, W1900 West US-2, St Ignace, MI 49781
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- Michigan Natural Features Inventory
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional
- Michigan Sea Grant