Sea Grant Extension

The MSU Extension Greening Institute supports efforts to carry out Sea Grant programs throughout  Michigan. Michigan Sea Grant Extension helps apply research, conducts educational activities and is connected to more than 40 coastal counties.

Extension educators provide technology transfer by interpreting scientific knowledge for decision-makers, public officials, community leaders, businesses and industries. MSG Extension facilitates events, including workshops, training and educational programs.

Michigan Sea Grant Extension provides targeted support focusing on marinas and other businesses, restoring coastal habitats and related industries, such as commercial and recreational fishing. In partnership with state and federal agencies, Extension educators are responsive and proactive in addressing local, regional and national issues relevant to Michigan.

In collaboration with scientists, communication specialists and others, Extension educators help implement Michigan Sea Grant’s strategic focus areas.

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Northeast Counties

Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Iosco, Presque Isle
Extension Educator: Brandon Schroeder

See: Article Series

Northwest Counties

Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee
Extension Educator: Mark Breederland

See: Article Series

Southeast Counties

Two Extension Educators share this district:


Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, Wayne
Extension Educators:

Mary Bohling

Steve Stewart

Southwest Counties

Allegan, Berrien, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Van Buren
Extension Educator: Dan O’Keefe

Saginaw Bay Counties

Arenac, Bay, Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac
Extension Educator: Meaghan Gass

  • Article Series (coming soon)

Upper Peninsula, West

Baraga, Chippewa, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon
Extension Educator: Ron Kinnunen

See: Article Series

Upper Peninsula, East

Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Luce, Mackinac, Schoolcraft
Extension Educator: Elliot Nelson

Great Lakes Regional or Specialist Educators


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Michigan Sea Grant Extension Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Michigan State University Extension Office
MSU – Greening Michigan Institute
Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Rm. 305
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243
(517) 353-9748
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Michigan Sea Grant Regional Extension
NOAA – Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
4840 South State Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 741-2235

For additional office locations, see: Contact

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