Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Lakefront Property Owners

Location:  Cranbrook Institute of Science
West Entrance (Group Arrival, located at the Drop-off Turn-around)
Multipurpose Room
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Contact:  248-858-5198 / bhaktabi@anr.msu.edu or 248-858-0887 / morrisc@oakgov.com
Registration:  http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=shoreline15

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 16, 2015 is $50.00/person. Registration on March 17 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 25, 2015. No refunds will be issued after March 27, 2015.