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.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species now available to governmental units, nonprofit organizations and universities planning to go head-to-head with Michigan‘s invasive species.
October 29, 2014 | Julie Crick | Natural resource enterprises and the entrepreneurs that bring them to life were in the spotlight this past October as Michigan State University Extension’s Natural Resource Enterprise team hosted Daryl Jones to speak at two workshops.
October 29, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | A greater understanding of species’ habitat needs points to the importance of keeping the shoreline natural as a way to promote healthy populations of fish and wildlife species and a healthy ecosystem.
October 22, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Multiple data resources created and managed by MNFI can be key to helping those who are actively managing Michigan’s biodiversity and others who simply want to learn more about Michigan’s diverse species.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Seeding instead of plug-planting shorelines could reduce the cost of restoring shorelines. Study looks at the role of peat moss in seed retention and seedling establishment.
October 16, 2014 | Jane Herbert | This novel approach to restoring shorelines with native plant seeds secured in homemade coir logs is being tested on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
October 2, 2014 | Jerry Lindquist | Forum on the EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. to be held in Osceola County.
September 26, 2014 | Steve Lovejoy | Being green is not easy or simple!
September 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Climate change may have significant impacts on water resources use and management according to the Third National Climate Assessment.
September 18, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Water is constantly in motion, rising into the atmosphere as evaporation and falling as precipitation. How climate change impacts the water cycle is a topic of the Third National Climate Assessment.
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- Great Lakes Education Program
- Landscaping for Water Quality
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- N.E. Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative