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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. 


Two Workshop Locations:

Branch County
August 18, 9am -2pm
Branch County Fairgrounds
Director’s Meeting Room
262 S Sprague St, Coldwater, MI 49036
(plus an optional tour at North Lake)

or

Kalamazoo County
August 25, 9am - 2pm
Vicksburg Community Center
101 S. Main Street, Vicksburg MI 49097
(plus an optional tour at Pickerel Lake)

Cost for Class: $50 per person and $25 for a partner sharing a book.
Total Cost with a partner  (two people, one book): $75
Natural Shoreline Landscapes on Inland Lakes Guidebook and light lunch included

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

 

Workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension
in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership
and local partners including: County Conservation Districts, Local CISMAs, Local Watershed Alliances, and Lake Associations

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Branch

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Registration for Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 24, 2018.

Kalamazoo

Registration for Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 24, 2018.

Accommodations

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, MSU Extension Educator Natural Resources/Water Quality at 269-330-5554 or clawsonb@anr.msu.edu.