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Protecting Your Shoreline: a Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners

Sponsoring Organization: Michigan State University Extension in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016

Start Time: 4:30 pm  (includes short tour and light meal)

End Time: 9:00 pm

Location : Berrien County: Sarett Nature Center, 2300 N. Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Description of the Event: 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

Cost: $50 per person, $25 for a second member of the household (who will share materials)

No refunds will be issued after the registration deadline unless the workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment. Substitutions are welcome!

Workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.

Southwest Michigan Natural Shorelines Workshop flier

Participants:  Online registration for Natural Shorelines Partnership Natural Shorelines Landscaping is open.  The last date for online registration is May 30, 2016.
Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on the Registration End Date.

Participant Online Registration
Partners and Spouses  (This registration process is for partners and spouses who will be sharing printed materials.)

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 at or 269-330-5554.

Education Credit Hours: 4