• Native plant plugs ready for a shoreline restoration project in Paw Paw, MI.

    Order native plants for shorelines early

    Published on January 26, 2017

    Native plants are grown for local markets. If you are planning a shoreline restoration ordering your plants well in advance of need ensures that the provider will have enough for your needs.

  • Why is my lake water lowered in the winter?

    Published on December 30, 2016

    Water drawdown is one tool that can be used to manage aquatic weed problems. Lake level drawdowns often start in the fall and continue through the winter when water recreation uses are at their lowest.

  • Goldfish pond with blue aquatic dye. | Photo by Beth Clawson

    Using aquatic dyes in ponds

    Published on November 8, 2016

    Pond dyes can be used year-round. Blue dye in ponds is shown to not harm animals or floating and emergent plants in ponds.

  • River monitoring field session 2016 | Photo by Beth Clawson

    Two steps forward for nature and wildlife

    Published on October 18, 2016

    Sixty new Michigan Conservation Stewards Program participants display their projects on October 18, 19 and 20. How will they improve Michigan’s natural environment?

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