Natural Shorelines Partnership Natural Shorelines Landscaping

Date: August 15, 2017 - August 22, 2017
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: W.K. Kalamazoo Biological Station, Carriage House, Michigan State University, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Contact: Beth Clawson,, 269-330-5554

Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Inland Lakefront Property Owners

 Choose from

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.



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