Michigan Inland Lakes Parternship Online Learning

April 20, 2020

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Online Learning

Many lake organizations are offering online learning opportunities in 2020. The list below highlights many current online events. These events welcome lake professionals and the public. You may also wish to explore these websites for additional events, recordings of past events, and more: 

Michigan Lakes and Streams Association

Michigan State University Extension

Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership

North American Lake Management Society

To have your live webinar or virtual event included here, contact us.


Events Listing

All times Eastern.

April 21 through May 7: American Fisheries Society Virtual Spring ConferenceMore details.

April 21, 10:30 AM: Restoring living shorelands. Presented by Laura Dlugolecki and Amy Picotte, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and Holly Greenleaf, ecological landscape designer. Host: New England Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society. More details

April 21, 11:00 AM: Controlling the spread of European water chestnut and parrot feather in Ontario. Presented by Kyle Borrowman, Ducks Unlimited Canada. Host: Invasive Species Centre. Register

April 23, 10:00 AM: Bioassessment of freshwater ecosystems: 50 years of progress and frustation, 5 suggestions. Presented by Dr. Robert Bailey, University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Join

April 23, 2:00 PM: Let's make healthy lakes & rivers together: Wisconsin's effort to improve habitat & water quality. Presented by Pamela Toshner, Wisconsin DNR, and Jim Giffin, Lake Minnesuing Sanitary District. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register

April 23, 7:00 PM: 2020 Southern Lake Michigan fisheries workshop. Presented by Dr. Dan O'Keefe, Michigan Sea Grant; Dr. Brian Roth, Michigan State University; Matt Kornis, US Fish and Wildlife Service; and Jay Wesley, Michigan DNR. Host: Michigan Sea Grant. Register.

April 23, 7:00 PM: Singing in the rain: Northern Wisconsin and U.P. rain gardens. Presented by Brent Hanson, Hanson's Garden Village. Host: Keweenaw Land Trust. Register

April 24, 1:00 PM: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Presented by Lynn Henning, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, and Gail Philbin, Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club. Host: Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. Join

April 24, 2:00 PM: Enhanced wake watercraft impacts on lakes - Emerging issue. Presented and hosted by Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Advocates. More details

NEW April 27 - May 1: AquaHacking Lake Winnipeg's Ask Me Anything Sessions with Water Experts. Host: International Institute for Sustainable Development. Register

April 28, 10:00 AM: Equitable green infrastructure summit: Building an equitable and just green infrastructure strategy and workforce in the North Central Extension region. Host: University of Illinois Extension and the North Central Region Water Network. More details

April 28, 2:00 PM. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) and algal toxins. Presented by Thomas Waters and Nicholas Dugan, USEPA. Host: USEPA. More info.

NEW April 28, 5:00 PM: High water virtual town hall - Great Lakes shoreline erosion and permitting. Presented by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; Dr. Guy Meadows, Michigan Technological University; Charlie Simon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Dan Dietz, Dietz House Moving; and Brian Majka, GEI Consultants. Host: Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. Register

April 29, 1:00 PM: Riparian rights update. Presented by Cliff Bloom, attorney. Webinar will also include the MLSA scholarship presentation. Host: Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. Join

April 29, 2:00 PM: How to create a living shoreline and stop erosion. Presented and hosted by SOLitude Lake Management. Register

April 30, 2:00 PM: A forest landscape approach to lake habitat protection. Presented by Daniel Steward, Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register.

NEW May 1, 11:00 AM: Recommendations from the recent report, “Oversight of Animal Feeding Operations for Manure Management in the Great Lakes Basin”. Presented and hosted by the International Joint Commission (IJC) Great Lakes Water Board. Register.  

NEW May 6, 12:30 PM: Understanding macroalgal blooms in freshwater ecosystems. Presented by Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, Ontario Tech University. Host: Biology Department, Queen’s University. Request webinar link via email

May 7, 2:00 PM: Burnett County shoreline incentives program. Presented by Dave Ferris, Burnett County (WI) Land Services - Conservation Division. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register

May 7, 6:30 PM: Conversations and Coffee with Michigan Department of Natural Resources: Let's talk fish in Lake Huron. Presented and hosted by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Michigan DNR. Register

May 8, 1:00 PM: Sue' em! Liabilities of being a riparian and boat owner. Presented by Mark Teicher, attorney. Host: Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. Join

May 8, 1:00 PM: Are you giving your pH data the attention it deserves? Presented by Eric Robinson, In-Situ. Host: In-Situ. Register.

May 15, 1:00 PM: Harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Michigan. Presented by Dr. Doug Pullman. Host: Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. Join

May 18, 2:00 PM: Introducing "Shoreline Living": A resource to promote natural shorelines on inland lakes. Presented by Erin Fuller, Van Buren Conservation District. Host: Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Register

May 22, 2:00 PM: Short term rentals. Presented by Rep. Jason Sheppard; Brad Ward, Michigan Realtors; Jennifer Rigterink, MML; and John Nash, Spring Lake Township. Host: Michigan Lakes and Streams Association. Join

June 17, 2:00 PM: Making educational signage that people actually read, according to the experts. Presented by Forest Eidbo, Minnesota DNR. Host: North American Invasive Species Management Association. Register.

September 16, 2:00 PM: Leaps and bounds - How to jump over the barriers to preventing the spread of invasive species. Presented by Ken Donnelly, Beyond Attitude Consulting. Host: North American Invasive Species Management Association. Register