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.
March 25, 2015 | Tim Harrigan | Is there something farmers could do to have the greatest impact on improving water quality?
March 15, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Upcoming leadership development training program currently is designed for those who wish to care for Michigan’s lakes and streams through education, leadership and citizen action. Deadline to apply is March 30.
March 11, 2015 | Dean Solomon | A new workshop will be held in northwest Michigan to help local officials design effective, efficient and enforceable shoreline protection zoning provisions.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Winter is the time to learn about what you can do to prevent septic system failure.
March 4, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science helps individuals understand the global and local nature of plastic pollution and also offers solutions.
February 28, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about European frog-bit, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
February 27, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | The conference will evolve around the theme “Managing Aquatic Invasive Species in Michigan’s Inland Lakes.”
February 27, 2015 | Mary Bohling | Learn more about rusty crayfish, an aquatic invasive species in Michigan, and what you can do about it.
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.
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Date: Apr 11, 2015
Location: Dahlem Center 7117 S. Jackson Road Jackson, MI 49201
Date: Apr 16, 2015
Location: Encore on Central, 748 Central Ave Florence, WI 54121
Date: Apr 24, 2015
Location: Clare-Gladwin RESD, 4041 East Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617
- 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