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Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Lakefront Property Owners

Sponsoring Organization: MSU Extension and the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Start Time: 4:30pm

End Time: 9:00pm

Location : Isabella County: Weidman Community Center, 5918 West Bridge Street, Weidman, MI 48893

Description of the Event: Michigan has more than 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.

Three convenient locations to better serve you! 

Clare County - Thursday, April 28, 2016

City of Harrison, Council Room
229 East Beech Street, Harrison, MI 48624

Isabella County - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Weidman Community Center
5918 W Bridge St, Weidman, MI 48893

Wexford County - Thursday, May 12, 2016

Carl T. Johnson Hunting & Fishing Center
Mitchell State Park, 6087 East M-115, Cadillac, MI 49601

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
State of Michigan rules and regulations


Early Registration on or before April 4, 2016 is $50.00/person.
Regular Registration on or after April 5, 2016 is $60.00/person.
Registration deadline is April 28, 2016. After this date, please call (989) 539-7805 to see if space is still available.

Education Credit Hours: 4.0

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