shoreline of a lake with flowers

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Waterford Oaks - Lookout Lodge
1712 Scott Lake Road, Waterford, MI
Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration/check-in, light refreshments, and educational display
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Workshop, including lunch
3 - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up and evaluation, speakers available for informal questions

Michigan has over 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.

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
  • Attracting fish and wildlife to your shoreline
  • State of Michigan rules and regulations
  • Local examples of natural shoreline projects

The registration fee on or before March 7, 2016 is $50.00/person. Registration on March 8 or after is $60.00/person. Registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, and all workshop handouts.

A $25/person cancellation fee will be assessed for those requesting a refund
on or after March 15, 2016. No refunds will be issued after March 17, 2016.

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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/details about the workshop, contact Bindu Bhakta, Michigan State University Extension Educator, at North Office Building, Building #26E, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341, at 248-858-5198 or

For questions about registration, contact Cathy Morris, Michigan State University Extension Oakland County, at North Office Building, Building #26E, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac, MI 48341, at 248-858-1639 or