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Conservation Conversations: Wetland Conservation in Michigan – Dr. Barb Avers

April 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is hosting a series of in-person events held in various locations on current research and management approaches, unique natural communities, and diverse partnerships involved in supporting Michigan ecosystems.

Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments, engage in discussion, and mingle with invited local stewardship organizations. MSU Extension staff will also provide information about the 2023 Fall Michigan Conservation Stewards Programs and other programs. Light refreshments will be served. Registration fee is $10/person. Individuals who have previously taken the Conservation Stewards Program can attend for free. Pre-registration is required.

Join Michigan State University Extension and local stewardship organizations on April 18 for a “Conservation Conversation” event highlighting wetland conservation in Michigan. The event will include a presentation by Dr. Barb Avers a Waterfowl and Wetlands Specialist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The event will take place at the Michigan Nature Association in Okemos Michigan from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Wetlands are incredibly important and provide diverse benefits such as wildlife habitat, places to recreate, improved water quality, flood water storage, and many more. Learn how partners including the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Ducks Unlimited, and many local organizations are working to protect and restore wetlands across the state. Also, learn about opportunities to restore and improve small wetlands on private lands and how to make them beneficial for wildlife. Don’t have wetlands of your own? Learn ways that everyone can contribute to wetland conservation.

Learn more about all of the Conservation Conversations and how to get registered at: https://www.canr.msu.edu/conservation_stewards_program/

Who should attend Conservation Conversations events?
• Anyone interested in nature who wants to learn more about natural communities and conservation efforts in Michigan
• Individuals who have previously completed the Michigan Conservation Stewards Program interested in continuing their learning and networking/connecting with other alumni. Registration for Conservation Stewards participants is free.
• Natural resource professionals who want to build their knowledge on ecosystem-based management principles
• Individuals who want to learn more about the Michigan Conservation Steward Program as well as other MSU/MSU Extension programs and events being offered in 2023
• Those who want to learn about area conservation organizations and their local conservation efforts, including upcoming programs and events

Contact Bindu Bhakta (bhaktabi@msu.edu or 248-396-9777) with questions about this event.


April 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Michigan Nature Association
2310 Science Pkwy #100
Okemos, 48864 United States
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