• Aquariums are great learning tools in the classroom and should never be released into the wild.

    Keep classroom pets out of the wild

    Published on June 4, 2018

    At the end of the school year, prevent the release of invasive plants and animals into the environment by following RIPPLE recommendations for proper handling and disposal.

  • Artist’s Conk (Ganoderma applanatum) fungi in a sugar maple. (Photo by MSU Extension)

    Fungus has a role in a healthy forest ecosystem

    Published on May 30, 2018

    Fungi help break down the materials in the stressed and dead trees as part of a complex nutrient cycle that is vital to regeneration and a healthy forested ecosystem.

  • Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week 2018

    Published on May 30, 2018

    June 2 through 10, 2018 has been designated at Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week in Michigan. There are a number of activities around Southeast Michigan to get out and enjoy these abundant resources.

  • Renewable energy initiative update - Part 1

    Published on May 25, 2018

    An agreement between a state ballot initiative group and major energy companies will increase energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources and improve the environment.

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