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  • Water Quality

    MSU Extension works with community leaders to create water-protection strategies, landowners and industry to reduce risks of water pollution, and state agencies to develop water quality information systems.


  • Lessons Learned from Lake Erie

    Published on March 17, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 5: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack sit down with Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Educator, to discuss water quality issues and what Michigan Farmers can learn from Ohio.

  • Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues

    Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues is a course offered by Michigan State University Extension designed to help natural resource professionals gain confidence and competence in helping groups and communities productively address contentious natural resource issues.

  • Oct 8

    Free online Michigan Water School webinar series

    October 8, 2020 3:00PM – 5:00PM

    Understanding the state’s water resources is important for elected and appointed officials and their staff when making sound water management decisions.

  • May 8

    MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist Rouge River Region

    May 8, 2021 – October 17, 2021 Dearborn

    Michigan Master Naturalist is a multi-session training program to anyone interested in a greater understanding of Michigan's natural environments and conservation.

  • Sep 25

    Free paddling workshop in Ottawa County on Sept. 25

    September 25, 2021 10:00AM – 1:00PM

    Participants in the free in-person workshops will explore a river system in search of aquatic invasive species with assistance from MI Sea Grant and staff from the local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA).

  • Oct 9

    Free paddling workshop in Lansing on Oct. 9

    October 9, 2021 10:00AM – 1:00PM

    Participants in the free in-person workshops will explore a river system in search of aquatic invasive species with assistance from MI Sea Grant and staff from the local Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA).

  • Sep 8

    Virtual Michigan Conservation Stewards Program Fall 2021

    September 8, 2021 – November 10, 2021 Virtual

    This program is designed for those interested in science-based ecosystem management principles & sharing this knowledge with others.

  • Mar 8

    2022 Drainage Design Workshop

    March 8, 2022 – March 10, 2022 Check-in starts at 8:00 AM Farrall Agricultural Engineering Hall Room 106, 524 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    The 2022 Michigan Drainage Design Workshop will be held on March 8-10, 2022, in partnership with Michigan Land Improvement Contractors Association. Learn about drainage design. Gain hands-on experience with drainage design software.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Drainage Design Considerations

    Published on July 9, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 9, 2020, focuses on drainage design considerations, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist. Following Ghane’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Drainage Design Considerations

    Published on July 9, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 9, 2020, focuses on drainage design considerations, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist. Following Ghane’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Session 2: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Quality

    Published on December 3, 2020

    Session 2: Water Quality. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Does Drainage Pay?

    Published on June 14, 2018

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for June 14, 2018, focused on drainage, presented by Dr. Ehsan Ghane, MSU assistant professor and Extension specialist.

  • Session 4: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Policy

    Published on January 5, 2021

    Session 4: Water Policy. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Session 3: Michigan Water School Webinar Series - Water Economics, Finance, and Planning

    Published on January 4, 2021

    Session 3: Water Economics, Finance, and Planning. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Video: Groundwater Model

    Published on February 1, 2021

    Explanation of how groundwater and surface water interact with presenter Bindu Bhakta, Sustainable Natural Resource Management Extension educator

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Drainage Design Considerations

    Published on July 9, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 9, 2020, focuses on drainage design considerations, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist. Following Ghane’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Session 1: Water School Webinar Series - Water Quantity

    Published on October 9, 2020

    Session 1: Water Quantity. MSU Extension Water School provides local decision-makers, appointed and elected officials, and municipal staff with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist

    Become a Michigan Master Naturalist and help protect Michigan’s wildlife heritage.

  • Clean Boats Clean Waters

    Clean Boats, Clean Waters reminds boaters to clean, drain and dry their equipment to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

  • Mark Breederland

    Coastal Communities Development
    breederl@msu.edu