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Michigan State University Extension Partner

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Love Creek Nature Center
9292 Huckleberry Road, Berrien Center, MI 49102


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


Workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension
 & Berrien Conservation District

in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership


 Registration: $25.00/person and $25/second household member

Note Registration does not include the Natural Shoreline Landscapes on Inland Lakes Guidebook as this book is sold out.
It will include a pdf version, handouts, and a light meal. It is available to be added to your flashdrive or on a CD. 


Registration cost:

$25/person on or before April 30, 2019

$25/person after May 1, 2019

$25/second member of household (who will share materials)


Registration deadline is May 8, 2019.
After this date, please call to see if space is still available.

 A $25/person cancellation fee will be assessed for those requesting a refund less than one week prior to the date 
of the workshop. Substitutions are welcome!

 This workshop will NOT cancel due to inclement weather unless the facility closes.


A  light lunch is provided 



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

Contact Beth Clawson at or call 269-330-5554