Michigan Shoreline Educator Training:  A Train-the-Trainer Program

Date: April 24, 2015
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Clare-Gladwin RESD, 4041 East Mannsiding Rd, Clare, MI 48617
Contact: (989) 539-7805, Denton.Marybeth@anr.msu.edu.

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP) and MSU Extension are offering a professional training for individuals interested in becoming a part of the MNSP Shoreline Educator Network (SEN).

Interested individuals may be part of a Conservation District, a watershed organization, a township or county official, a lake association member, a soil erosion group, a conservation group, a master gardener volunteer, a nursery professional, or anyone interested in promoting or teaching natural shoreline landscaping on inland lakes to other homeowners!


Participants will learn how to conduct homeowner workshops on the benefits of natural shoreline landscaping, bioengineering and erosion control on inland lakes.

Course Content:

  •  Healthy Lake Ecosystems
  • Ideas for Natural Landscapes on Lake Shorelines
  •  Problems with High Impact Landscape Methods
  •  Use of Native Plants in Shoreline Landscape
  •  State of Michigan Rules and Regulations  


Participants will receive the Shoreline Educator Network Homeowner Tool Kit which includes:

  • MNSP Homeowner Manual
  • Workshop Presentation
  • Shoreline Brochures for Homeowners
  • Workshop Promotion Materials


Registration Fees:

Early Bird Registration ends March 1st: $65.00

Normal Registration ends April 16th: $75.00

On-site Registration is not available.

A cancellation fee of $65.00 applies to any cancellation after April 1, 2015. Substitutions are accepted after this date.


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