Natural Shorelines Partnership Natural Shorelines Landscaping
Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Porter Township Hall, 88040 M-40 Hwy., Lawton, MI 49065
Contact: Beth Clawson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-330-5554
Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners
Porter Township Hall on Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(includes a short tour of Gravel Lake & light meal)
Kellogg Biological Station, Gull Lake on 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday August 15 (Training); and Tuesday August 22 (Boat tour of lake)
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)
Registration deadline two days before event. 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.