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.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some aquatic invaders are good at flying under the radar. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
August 15, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Some well-known aquatic invaders are showing up in new places. You can help to track their spread if you know where to look and how to report what you find.
August 13, 2014 | Terry Gibb | Stormwater runoff can be reduced through changes to your property’s hardscape and landscape.
August 11, 2014 | Steve Stewart | Due to the recent impact of harmful algal blooms to southeast Michigan communities, many residents have questions about algae and why it may or may not be harmful.
August 8, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Eliminate the route for hitchhikers trying to make their way into Lakeville Lake and thousands of other inland lakes in Michigan.
August 8, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | On a local level, both terrestrial and aquatic invasive species (AIS) pose serious threats to the health and vitality of area lakes.
August 8, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Unlike other public water supply interruptions, municipalities affected by the Harmful Algal Bloom in western Lake Erie were dealing with something more than bacterial contamination.
August 8, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Thousands of residents of the city of Toledo, along with parts of southeast Michigan, recently experienced a loss of water supply. The taps are back on now, but could it happen again?
August 8, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Inland lake shoreline owners and local governments have important roles to protect water quality. Lake Charlevoix is an excellent example where both groups are learning about these issues.
August 5, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Identification and mapping are key components of ‘adaptive’ aquatic plant management for your inland lake. Volunteer citizen scientists can make it happen.
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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
Date: Aug 28, 2014
Location: 2435 N. Tallman Road Fowler, MI
- 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