April 26, 2014: Gardening and All That Jazz! Conference
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming "Gardening and All That Jazz!" conference for new and experienced gardeners. Keynote speakers include nationally known writer Allan Armitage, as well as speakers discussing garden photography, native plants, and the seasonal use of shrubs. Early registration fee of $70 is due by March 15th. After March 1th Registration at the door is not available.
May 1-3, 2014: Michigan Inland Lakes Convention: Partnering to Protect Michigan’s Inland Lakes
The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership is pleased to announce that registration is open for the inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, May 1-3 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. Register by March 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount!
, Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder, will join us for a plenary address on Friday morning, May 2. Mr. Rustem will focus on the conference theme of partnerships, with his address “Successful Partnerships – Importance to Government”. Prior to his current position in the Governor’s office, Mr. Rustem was an owner of Public Sector Consultants (PSC) and was the firm’s president and CEO. While at PSC, Mr. Rustem directed studies on the status of Michigan cities, wastewater treatment needs, recycling, and land use. Before joining the firm, Mr. Rustem was Gov. William G. Milliken’s chief staff advisor on environmental matters and director of the Governor’s Policy Council.
The Convention presents an opportunity for lake enthusiasts, lake professionals, researchers, local government officials and anyone else interested in protecting our water resources to participate in three days of educational presentations and discussion, in-depth workshops, tours, exhibits and much more focused on Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes.
The 2014 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention is brought to you by the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, launched in 2008 to promote collaboration to advance stewardship of Michigan’s inland lakes. The Convention is a cooperative effort between many public and private organizations including the Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research.
May 17-18, 2014: 4-H Companion Animal Teen & Adult Volunteer Training Workshop
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688. Participants in this exciting, hands-on training opportunity will gain new ideas and information about companion animal projects, while having the ability to work with their own companion animal. This workshop is open to 4-H volunteers and youth aged 12 (as of January 1, 2014) and up. The Medical/Media Release form
is required for all workshop participants.
As soon as the link for registration in the Michigan State University ANR Event Registration system becomes available, it will be added to this description. Registration usually opens six (6) weeks prior to event.