Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division will host two Dangerous Currents Workshops in Michigan. Information will be geared toward educating local, state and federal parks personnel, emergency responders, volunteers, researchers, educators and the public about Great Lakes beach hazards.

There is no registration or fee required to attend. Workshops will run from 1-3:30 p.m. in the following locations:

Workshops will include presentations on:

  • Incident reports for dangerous currents
  • Types of dangerous currents with emphasis on rip and structural currents
  • Forecasting dangerous currents
  • Recent field research on rip and structural currents
  • Rescue stations and equipment

For additional information on the workshops, contact Mike Evanoff, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, at evanoffm@michigan.gov or Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant, at kinnune1@msu.edu

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