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.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Publicly accessible shorelines across the state provide a palate of choices for those who wish to enhance/restore/protect their inland lake’s shoreline.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership offers highly trained marine and landscape professionals available to assess the causes of shoreline erosion and develop a customized solution particularly designed for your shoreline.
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Explore how a Shoreline Educator can help build your knowledge about the importance of natural shorelines along your lake.
HOT TOPICTake a few minutes to learn about your lake by visiting the Michigan Natural Shoreline website
July 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Great educational resources are available for those who want to get a better appreciation of the importance of natural shorelines around inland lakes.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Lake Huron educators and Great Lakes scientists explore opportunities to enhance student learning through Great Lakes science stewardship opportunities.
July 29, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Moving water plants from a lake to anywhere such as your private pond is illegal and may introduce aquatic invasive species into your own backyard.
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Scheduled for September 8 - 9 in South Haven, this conference will explore and celebrate our Great Lakes fisheries heritage as a means to promote coastal tourism development opportunities.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farm drainage has been increasing land productivity since its introduction during the colonial times in the United States. However, there is concern today more than ever about proper management to protect surface water quality.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farmers, researchers and crop advisors from across the Midwest will travel to Ames, Iowa for the Resilient Ag Conference, August 5-7.
July 23, 2014 | Mary Bohling | The city of Detroit and the Detroit River have experienced a great deal of environmental change in the last 313 years. Then, like now, it’s impassioned citizens and groups that work to help make the city and the river great.
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Date: Aug 11, 2014
Location: Lloyd Stage Nature Center, 6685 Coolidge, Troy, MI 48098
Date: Aug 28, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: NMU Learning Resource Center, Tracy Avenue, Room 109, Marquette, MI 49855
Date: Aug 28, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy, Traverse City, MI 49684
- 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