Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners


MSU/W. K. Kellogg Biological Station,

3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060 

from  6 – 9 p.m. 

Tuesdays August 15 (Training); and August 22 (Boat tour of lake)

Natural shorelines provide multiple benefits to our inland lakes. Natural shoreline landscaping and bioengineered erosion control techniques can restore those benefits by reducing runoff, deterring geese, stabilizing soils and improving fish and wildlife habitat while maintaining aesthetically pleasing access to your lake. Already have rock or sea wall? Learn how to enhance those structures for the benefit of your lake.

Workshop topics include:

  •     Healthy lake ecosystems
  •     Designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines
  •     Problems with high impact landscape methods
  •     Use of native plants in shoreline landscapes
  •     Common inland lake Invasive species
  •     State of Michigan rules and regulations

Cost: $50 per person, $25 for a second member of the household (who will share materials)

Registration deadline two days before event. No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline unless the workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment. Substitutions are welcome!

Workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.

Southwest Michigan Natural Shorelines Workshop flier


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 Beth Clawson at or 269-330-5554.