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.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Federal law has placed restrictions on importation and shipping of certain non-native species since 1900, but many listed species have continued to spread.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | A number of federal and state laws limit the sale and movement of certain aquatic invasive species. These laws are now summarized in fact sheets from the National Sea Grant Law Center.
August 25, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp campers gain science and career experience while helping to map invasive plants threatening biodiversity within Lake Huron’s coastal wetland habitats.
August 15, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Irrigation water costs and availability in Michigan are considerably different than California in 2014.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some aquatic invaders are good at flying under the radar. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some well-known aquatic invaders are showing up in new places. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
August 13, 2014 | Mark Breederland | Type C avian botulism confirmed in East Grand Traverse Bay August 2014
August 11, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Due to the recent impact of harmful algal blooms to southeast Michigan communities, many residents have questions about algae and why it may or may not be harmful.
August 8, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Eliminate the route for hitchhikers trying to make their way into Lakeville Lake and thousands of other inland lakes in Michigan.
August 8, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | On a local level, both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose serious threats to the health and vitality of area lakes.
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Date: Sep 8, 2014 - Sep 9, 2014
Location: South Haven, Michigan
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Location: University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735
- 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 Shoreline Educational Workshops for Homeowners
- Northern Lake Huron Shipboard Education
- Summer Discovery Cruises
- The Life of Lake Superior
- Vessel-Based Education