Natural Shoreline Landscaping

Date: June 4, 2016 - June 9, 2016
Time: June 4 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. June 9 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: June 4 - 15406 Watercress Way, Cassopolis, MI 49031 June 9 - 2300 N. Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Beth Clawson at clawsonb@anr.msu.edu or 269-330-5554

Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners

Cass County at Camp Friedenswald on Saturday, June 4, 2016
15406 Watercress Way, Cassopolis, MI 49031

11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (includes a short tour & light meal)

and

Berrien County at Sarett Nature Center on Thursday, June 9, 2016
2300 N. Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. (includes a short tour & light meal)

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.

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