Registration for the award-winning Michigan State University Extension Introduction to Lakes Online course is now open! This six-week online course kicks off on January 10, 2023 and is designed for anyone interested in lakes such as lakefront property owners, recreational users, and lake professionals.

Course topics include lake ecology, watershed management, shoreline protection, aquatic plants, Michigan water law, and community engagement. Each topic is explored through pre-recorded video lectures, interactive activities, and discussion forums. In addition, there are three live Ask-an-Expert webinars featuring experts from Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.

Participants can receive 16 Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification credits and credits in the MSU Extension Master Citizen Planner, Master Gardener, and Master Naturalist programs.

Registration is open now through January 8, 2023. The cost of the course is $115 per person. Register by December 19 for an early bird price of $95 per person.

Special Pricing for MLSA Members!

Current individual members of the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association are eligible to receive a $95 reimbursement upon successful completion of the Introduction to Lakes Online course! Not an MLSA member? Join as an Individual Member prior to completing the course and you too can take advantage of this opportunity!

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