Creation, restoration, and management of natural shoreline. Landscapes on Michigan Inland Lakes. This is a workshop for property owners. Please click here for more information.
Topics covered are identified by a local steering committee as important county issues. Courses provide a basic skill set and certification is given after meeting certain requirements. Group discounts available. Please call 586-469-6440 for more information.
Learn about our local water resources through hands-on activities on the Clinton River. Call 586-469-6440 for more information.
Macomb County information
Great Lakes Education Program (GLEP) seeks volunteers. Cruise leader volunteers assist in the coordination and delivery of water quality, natural resource conservation and aquatic ecology learning activities with 4th grade students. Please call for registration information 586-469-7139.. NEW VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND ALL THREE SESSIONS BELOW.
Wayne County GLEP is also housed in our office. For more information on GLEP in Wayne County, click here.
MSU Extension (MSUE) manages in the Macomb County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program. MSUE surveys Macomb County to determine areas that will be sprayed next spring to suppress Gypsy Moth populations. Macomb County residents can call 586-469-6440 for more information about the Suppression Program.
In the fall of the year, the only indication of the presence of Gypsy Moths are egg masses on tree trunks, building siding, outdoor equipment, decks, woodpiles or other protected outdoor surfaces. Egg mass counts determine levels of infestation and qualification for the spring spray program. The egg masses are about the size of a quarter and may be oval in shape. Egg masses look like hardened, buff-colored foam and hold an average of 300-500 eggs. These eggs typically hatch in April, but can hatch earlier if the weather is warmer sooner. For more information click here.
Learn current, correct knowledge and information on composting and yard waste reduction techniques, how to reduce waste, improve your garden and flower beds. Classes are taught by MSU Extension staff, certified Master Composters and local compost experts. Call 586-469-6440 for more information.
Learn ways to preserve our valuable natural resources and to save money on water. Save Water - Save Money presentations cover indoor and outdoor water conservation. For information on 2012 programs, call 586-469-6440.
Become acquainted with groundwater. Learn how it is formed, contaminated, how to protect it and where it's vulnerable. The program is FREE and runs from September to May. Call 586-469-6440 or click here for more information.
November through March.
MSUE is seeking volunteers to help present the Water Conservation Program to first through third grade students. Each year, over 300 classes participate in the Water Conservation Program in Macomb County. The program is presented by volunteers one classroom at a time, takes approximately 50 minutes. Scheduling is very flexible. To register call 586-469-7139.. Click here for more information.
Cruise down the Clinton River and out into Lake St. Clair to learn about water quality issues with hands on activities. Call 586-469-6440 or click here for more information.
Wetland issues are a growing concern locally, nationally and internationally. More than 60 percent of southeast Michigan and 75 percent of Macomb County wetlands have been destroyed. This program defines wetlands, examines the variety of wetland functions and provides other important information on wetlands so citizens can make informed decisions on wetland management in their communities.
For more information about Macomb County wetlands, call MSU Extension at 586-469-6440 or click here.
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