Mary Bohling became interim Michigan State University Extension District 12 Director in March of 2022.
Prior to this role, Mary had been an educator for Michigan Sea Grant, a collaborative program between MSU Extension and the University of Michigan, since 2006. She worked with coastal communities and businesses in a 4-county district along the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and western Lake Erie applying science-based knowledge to address Great Lakes issues, including economic development, habitat restoration, coastal tourism initiatives, and greenway/water trail development.
Over the years Mary has also been able to form long-lasting partnerships with public and private philanthropic institutions, helping to implement several MSU Extension education programs, including MI Water School, MI Paddle Stewards and the Clean Vessel Act Boat Pumpout Program.
Mary earned a master's degree in environmental science and bachelor's degree in environmental science, environmental studies and anthropology from the University of Michigan.
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MSU Extension offers free online Michigan Water School webinar series for elected and appointed officials and their staff
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