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.
December 16, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | U.S. Global Change Research Program assessment presents many examples of how climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect our lives in the future.
December 11, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | The Institute aims to help develop individuals who can care for Michigan’s lakes and streams through education, leadership and citizen action.
December 5, 2014 | Mary Bohling | Traditional and alternative shoreline design options explored in new manual released by ERCA.
December 4, 2014 | Jane Herbert | A visit to Paw Paw’s natural shoreline demonstration project reveals the creation of microhabitats, or safe places, for juvenile fishes. Studies show that bluegill, largemouth bass and other fish use these “edge” habitats to increase their feeding rates.
November 20, 2014 | John Amrhein | County commissioners from 16 northern Michigan counties visited and learned about two cooperative projects to repair and improve local natural resource infrastructure problems.
November 18, 2014 | Jane Herbert | Although not the most appetizing topic, McNALMS’ annual Lunch and Learn Seminar will host national expert on the “perfect storm” that shut down Toledo’s water supply.
November 10, 2014 | Ron Kinnunen | Through partnerships with Dodson and the NWS, Michigan Sea Grant Extension has been able to educate thousands of Michigan residents on dangerous currents in the Great Lakes.
November 10, 2014 | Steve Stewart | NOAA’s B-WET environmental education program promotes locally relevant, experiential K-12 learning in southeast Michigan.
November 10, 2014 | Beth Clawson | Help to protect the environment from unwanted aquatic invasive plant releases by thoughtfully preparing your pond for winter. Pond winterizing also helps to maintain a healthier ecosystem for your fish.
October 30, 2014 | Bindu Bhakta | Michigan’s amazing frogs and toads remind us about the diverse array of amphibians we have in Michigan and the importance of maintaining natural shoreline habitat.
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Date: Jan 22, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015
Location: Oakland County Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328
Date: Feb 5, 2015 - Feb 5, 2015
Location: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, 500 W. Fletcher, Alpena, MI 49707
Date: Mar 24, 2015
Location: Mid Michigan Community College, 1375 South Clare Avenue, Harrison, MI 48625
- 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