Welcome to MSU Extension-Oakland County

Welcome to MSU Extension-Oakland County

Welcome to MSU Extension - Oakland

MSU Extension is a statewide network that serves all Michigan counties.  Extension is charged with understanding the issues and opportunities of each county and its unique communities.  We work in partnership with other local organizations and agencies to plan and implement research-based educational programming that addresses the issues and challenges and takes advantage of the opportunities.  Please explore our web site and let us know your suggestions and how we can assist you!

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News for Oakland County Residents

Oakland County offers free email subscription notifications so you'll be the first to hear about new MSU Extension workshops, services and newsletters.  Learn more.

2015 Summer Discovery Cruises registration is now open
Do you want to learn about the Great Lakes by being on the Great Lakes? If so, you'll want to learn more about our Discovery Cruises.  More

Don't move a mussel or a water milfoil or any other aquatic invasive species!
Michigan is gearing up once again to do battle against aquatic invaders at a lake near you. The Michigan Mobile Boat Wash project is taking reservations for 2015. More

June tip:  Lichens
One of the most common calls to the MSU Extension Garden Hotline from concerned homeowners involves a question about "white mold" growing on tree trunks.  They are worried that this growth may be harming their tree.  These organisms are called lichens and don't pose any danger to the health of the tree.  More

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Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Spotlight On ...

Master Gardener of the Year

Every year the Oakland County MSUE Master Gardener Program awards one certified Master Gardener the Master Gardener of the Year Award at our volunteer recognition banquet.  This years' recipient is Sandie Parrott!  Sandie took the training class in 1999 and has put in a whopping 4500 hours of community service.  Many years ago she initiated an annual bus trip to areas in Michigan and beyond that are of interest to gardeners to raise money for the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County.  In addition to this she writes educational articles on a variety of horticultural topics and staffs our Farmers Markets information booths.  Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding service to the Oakland County community, Sandie!