New free online MI Paddle Stewards course

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Contact: Katelyn Brolick,

Paddlers on river in kayaks

The MI Paddle Stewards new self-paced, online program from Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension will help paddlers learn about important invasive species, how to properly clean a watercraft, and how to report invasive species. Paddlers will learn to use the MISIN (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network) app, a reporting tool used by Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and others to locate invasive species of concern. The MI Paddle Stewards program is funded by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant program ( 

Registration is open for the online course, which features five short sessions. Participants who sign up for the class will receive a certificate, bucket hat, towel, waterproof phone case, dry bag and more.


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