Image showing a shoreline, man taking water samples, a waterfall and a community food system.

Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes which are essential habitat for fish and wildlife. This workshop is designed to educate interested lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods, and will discuss techniques for using natural materials and native vegetation along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat value while maintaining the aesthetic value of the lakefront.

Wexford County
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center
Mitchell State Park, 6087 East M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

4:30 - 5 p.m.   Registration
5 - 9 p.m.        Workshop and light dinner


Workshop Topics:

  • Healthy lake ecosystems
  • Designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines
  • Bio-engineering techniques to address high impact shorelines
  • Using native plants in shoreline landscapes
  • Common inland lake Invasive species
  • State of Michigan rules and regulations


Registration on or before May 8, 2016 is $50.00/person.
On-site Registration is $70.00/person.
Please check the registration box below for the final registration deadline. After that date, please call (989) 539-7805 to see if space is still available.

Registration fee includes light refreshments and all workshop materials and handouts.
A second member of your household (who will share the same materials) can register for $25.00.

A $25/person cancellation fee will be assessed for those requesting a refund less than two (2) weeks prior to the date of the workshop. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline unless the workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment. Substitutions are welcome!

This workshop will NOT cancel due to inclement weather unless the facility closes. In that event, refunds will be 90% of registration fee.

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact: Marybeth Denton, Officer Manager and Consumer Horticulture Program Coordinator at 989-539-7805 or by email at