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.
April 15, 2015 | Jane Herbert | Strong speaker line-up addresses multiple issues during MSU’s Ag and Natural Resources Week.
April 13, 2015 | Beth Clawson | Facilitated conversations around the issue of climate change reduce conflict. Many gardeners are still inquiring about the updated plant hardiness zone map issued in 2012.
April 6, 2015 | Tracy D’Augustino | School and community partners explore Great Lakes science opportunities through place-based education practices enhancing STEM education in area schools with the support of the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.
April 6, 2015 | Terry Gibb | This free, live webinar will provide homeowners and businesses with important information to protect an important resource – their onsite waste water system.
April 3, 2015 | Steve Stewart | Lake St. Clair is widely regarded as one of North America’s greatest fishing lakes. You can discover why while also learning about new research findings and fishery trends.
April 1, 2015 | Christina Curell | Using cover crops can help farms build soil organic matter.
April 1, 2015 | Christina Curell | Cover crops can be used to scavenge for excess Nitrogen. The following chart rates cover crops ability to scavenge nitrogen
April 1, 2015 | Christina Curell | Learn how cover crops can produce Nitrogen for your fields.
April 1, 2015 | Christina Curell | Cover crops can be used to impede soil erosion off of fields.
April 1, 2015 | Christina Curell | Phosphorus runoff: A large contributor to problems in Western Lake Erie Basin.
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Date: Apr 24, 2015
Location: Clare-Gladwin RESD, 4041 East Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617
Ingham and Neighboring County Municipal Staff Right-of-Way Pesticide Applicator Recertification Cred
Date: May 6, 2015
Location: Ingham County Road Commission Meeting Room 301 Bush St. Mason, MI 48854
Date: May 14, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015
Location: Multiple sessions and locations - see event description.
- 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
- Western Lake Erie Basin