• Clear lakes, happy swimming

    Published on September 17, 2015

    One action 1.4 million Michigan homeowners can do to reduce nuisance aquatic plants.

  • A native Michigan shoreline: We did it, so can you! Part 1

    Published on September 8, 2015

    The steps taken by a lakefront property owner, and current participant in MSU Extension’s Lake & Stream Leaders Institute, to change his typical lakeshore into a native lakescape that protects the lake and provides a home home for birds and butterflies.

  • Volunteers manage large woody debris causing log jam.Photo credit: Clinton River Watershed Council

    Woody debris in urban watersheds - Not so cut and dried

    Published on September 1, 2015

    Understanding the critical and beneficial role that woody debris plays in a river's ecology and how to properly manage it is crucial when dealing with large woody debris issues in urban watersheds.

  • Swimming beach on a private lakefront property. Photo credit: Jane Herbert

    Keeping your residential beach safe for friends and family

    Published on August 20, 2015

    Being confident that your beach is safe for use by family and friends is important to waterfront property owners. A current participant in Michigan State University Extension’s Lake & Stream Leaders Institute shares some helpful tips.