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Clinton River Watershed Council Stonefly Search

Clinton River Watershed Council 1115 West Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI

Winter stoneflies (Capniidae and Taeniopterygidae) are important biotic indicators of water quality. Their increasing numbers are one way we can tell that water quality has greatly improved from historical conditions in the early and mid-1900’s. These stoneflies have natural anti-freeze in their blood, so they are able to remain active in the winter months. Reproducing […]

Friends of the St. Clair River Winter Stonefly Search

Columbus County Park 1670 Bauman Rd, Columbus, MI, United States

Rivers are full of life, even in the depths of winter!  Join Friends of the St. Clair River staff and Stream Team volunteers as we enter streams on a hunt for the elusive winter stonefly.  These tiny insects spend most of their lives in the water and emerge as adults in the winter when predators […]


Climate Change: A Global Issue with Local Impact

Online and Locally

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council's Ice Breaker webinar series is a free online winter lecture series that will heat up your winter afternoons with warm conversations on hot topics you care about most. In "Climate Change: A Global Issue with Local Impact", Bryan Burroughs, Executive Director at Michigan Trout Unlimited, discusses the local impacts […]


Stewardship Saturday at Blue Water River Walk

Blue Water River Walk County Park 2210 Military St, Port Huron, MI, United States

St. Clair County Parks' wetland project at the south end of the River Walk was designed to provide wet prairie habitat for pollinators, amphibians, birds, and other wildlife. The problem is, woody species want it to be a thicket! Help us keep this project a haven for turtles, fish, and waterlilies by joining us on […]


Great Lakes Day Virtual Conference

Online and Locally

Please join us for the 34th annual Great Lakes Day conference: Celebrating Science and Water. This conference will feature presentations on emerging issues such as PFAS and Coastal Resiliency in the Great Lakes; and share research about the fascinating species we find in our Great Lakes — and the challenges marine debris brings. This event […]


Quiet Adventures Symposium

MSU Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI, United States

The Quiet Adventures Symposium is where people passionate about quiet non-motorized activities come together. The group includes paddlers and bicyclists, hikers and fishermen and women, backpackers and campers, and all other quiet adventurers. The best adventure experts come and speak on a wide range of topics. Here is our 2024 speaker schedule and 2024 demonstration schedule. Speakers […]


37th Annual Michigan Native Plant Conference

The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI

Over the past 37 years, the annual Michigan Native Plant Conference has presented timely, actionable and fascinating information about native plants and habitats, landscape design, wildlife, invasive controls and much more.  Our 2024 conference theme will involve the role water plays in our ecosystems. The state of Michigan has tremendous freshwater resources and many of […]


Change Makers Boot Camp

Chelsea District Library 221 S. Main St, Chelsea, MI, United States

Huron River Watershed Council’s Change Makers Boot Camp will teach participants basic river-friendly policies that protect clean water and how to navigate their local government’s decision-making processes. The workshop is free and open to all Huron River watershed residents. Change Makers will learn about: • The Huron River and its watershed • How development of […]


Trash Fishing: A New Way to Reel in the Catch of the Day

Online and Locally

Join Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council for their 2024 Ice Breaker Winter Lecture Series! Tom Nardone, creator of Trash Fishing, discusses this unique way of keeping our waterways clean and how to have fun doing it. To register, visit


Adopt a Stream in Eaton County

Eaton Conservation District 551 Courthouse Dr, Charlotte, MI, United States

Join us for a fun and informational event to learn more about the stream monitoring program in Eaton County! The Eaton County Collaborative Stream Monitoring Program is a partnership between Eaton Conservation District and The University of Olivet that monitors the water quality of Eaton County streams through the collection of macroinvertebrates in the spring […]