Natural Resources Classes & Activities
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Natural Resources Classes & Activities

Conservation Stewards Class
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February 2, 2016:  Septic System Use and Maintenance Workshop
This workshop will be held in Washington Township, Macomb County.  A faulty well or septic system can harm a family's health as well as threaten pets and wildlife, contaminate surface and groundwater and lower property values.  This workshop will cover well construction and maintenance, water conservation, how a septic system functions, septic system maintenance, how to detect septic failure.  Participants will receive handouts on these topics.  Workshop is free but pre-registration is recommended to insure enough handouts.  Register

March 7, 2016:  Septic System Use and Maintenance Workshop
This workshop will be held at the Orion Township Library.  A faulty well or septic system can harm a family's health as well as threaten pets and wildlife, contaminate surface and groundwater and lower property values.  This workshop will cover well construction and maintenance, water conservation, how a septic system functions, septic system maintenance, how to detect septic failure.  Participants will receive handouts on these topics.  Workshop is free but pre-registration is recommended to insure enough handouts.  Register


March 19, 2016:  Protecting Your Shoreline: a workshop for inland lakefront property owners
Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes which are essential habitat for fish and wildlife.  This workshop is designed to educate interested lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods and will discuss techniques for using natural materials and native vegetation along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat value while maintaining the aesthetic and recreational benefits and economic value of the lakefront.  Workshop will be held at the Lookout Lodge at Waterford Oaks.  For more information, contact Cathy Morris, 248-858-1639. Registration coming soon!


September-October 2016: Conservation Stewards Program
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is a volunteer training and leadership program whose mission is to deliver high quality, locally-based training opportunities to create an informed Michigan citizenry who will practice community-based volunteer conservation management activities.  MSU Extension is working with a diverse cast of conservation partners to offer this program in Oakland County.  Oakland County's program is scheduled for seven (7) Tuesday evenings (6:00-9:00 pm) and two (2) Saturday field sessions (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) on September 6-13-20-27, October 4-8-11-15-18, 2016.  Contact Cathy Morris at 248-858-1639 for more information about the Oakland County program.  There is a cost for this program.  Registration will be available in the spring.
For further information about all natural resources classes and activities, please contact MSU Extension-Oakland County, 248-858-1639.