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.
November 20, 2014 | John Amrhein | County commissioners from 16 northern Michigan counties visited and learned about two cooperative projects to repair and improve local natural resource infrastructure problems.
November 18, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Although not the most appetizing topic, McNALMS’ annual Lunch and Learn Seminar will host national expert on the “perfect storm” that shut down Toledo’s water supply.
November 10, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Through partnerships with Dodson and the NWS, Michigan Sea Grant Extension has been able to educate thousands of Michigan residents on dangerous currents in the Great Lakes.
November 10, 2014 | Steve Stewart | NOAA’s B-WET environmental education program promotes locally relevant, experiential K-12 learning in southeast Michigan.
November 10, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Help to protect the environment from unwanted aquatic invasive plant releases by thoughtfully preparing your pond for winter. Pond winterizing also helps to maintain a healthier ecosystem for your fish.
October 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Michigan’s amazing frogs and toads remind us about the diverse array of amphibians we have in Michigan and the importance of maintaining natural shoreline habitat.
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.
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Nutrient Loading and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and Inland Lakes: Concerns for Water Supplies
Date: Dec 5, 2014
Location: Brody Hall Room 136 , Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Date: Jan 22, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
- Be Phosphorus Smart
- Clean Boats Clean Waters
- 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