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.
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.
February 25, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the bloody red shrimp, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 24, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the parrot feather, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 23, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about the northern snakehead fish, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
HOT TOPICMichigan aquatic invasive species featured during February 22-28 National Invasive Species Awareness
February 22, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | This week is designed to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species.
February 20, 2015 | Terry Gibb | Onsite wastewater professionals can earn required Continuing Septage Education (CSE) credits or Continuing Education Credits (CEC) by March 15 deadline through live webinar.
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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