Natural Shoreline Project at Kensington Metropark

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Oakland County Executive Office Building (EOB)
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Bldg. #41W
Waterford, MI 48328

Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
 Program 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

Registration fee:

  •   One person: Includes morning refreshments, lunch, and all workshop handouts.
    • Through March 22: $50.00/person
    • On or after March 23: $75.00/person
  • Two people registering together: Includes morning refreshments, lunch, and all workshop handouts for two people.
    • Through March 22: $100
    • On or after March 23: $150.00
  • Two people sharing materials: Includes morning refreshments and lunch for two people, and one set of educational materials.
    • Through March 22: $75.00
    • On or after March 23: $125.00

To register AFTER March 22nd, please contact Cathy Morris (248-858-1639 or morrisc@oakgov.com). Last day to register is March 24, 2017.
A $25/person cancellation fee will be assessed for those requesting a refund on or after March 23, 2017. No refunds will be issued after March 24, 2017. 

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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/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 bhaktabi@anr.msu.edu.

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 morrisc@oakgov.com