Water literally defines Michigan. The state can be identified from space because it is surrounded by the Great Lakes. High-quality water for drinking, industry and recreation is an economic driver. Protecting and improving the quality of Michigan’s water resources is critical for our state’s future. MSU Extension educators and researchers work with community leaders to create water-protection strategies, landowners and industry to reduce risks of water pollution, and state agencies to develop water quality information systems.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Winter is the time to learn about what you can do to prevent septic system failure.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science helps individuals understand the global and local nature of plastic pollution and also offers solutions.
February 28, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 27, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | The conference will evolve around the theme “Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in Michigan’s Inland Lakes.”
February 27, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about rusty crayfish, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
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 | Dixie Sandborn | April 22, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to promote awareness about air and water pollution in your community.
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.
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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 12, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
Location: Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Dr., Chatham, MI 49816
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- Climate Change and Variability
- Comprehensive Wastewater Management Education
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Great Lakes Education Program
- Landscaping for Water Quality
- Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative