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 28, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Summer Institute Lake Huron educators gain a watershed perspective toward student learning opportunities through Great Lakes water science and stewardship experiences.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | Federal law has placed restrictions on importation and shipping of certain non-native species since 1900, but many listed species have continued to spread.
August 26, 2014 | Dan O'Keefe | A number of federal and state laws limit the sale and movement of certain aquatic invasive species. These laws are now summarized in fact sheets from the National Sea Grant Law Center.
August 25, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp campers gain science and career experience while helping to map invasive plants threatening biodiversity within Lake Huron’s coastal wetland habitats.
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.
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Date: Aug 29, 2014
Location: W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Date: Sep 3, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014
Location: Ottawa County Health Dept. Building, 12251 James Street, Holland, MI 49424 (tentative location)
Date: Sep 3, 2014 - Dec 10, 2014
Location: MSU Extension Kent County Office, 775 Ball Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- 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