Protecting Your Shoreline: A Workshop for Lakefront Property Owners

Date: March 28, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Cranbrook Institute of Science West Entrance, Multipurpose Room 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Contact: 248-858-5198 or; 248-858-0887 or

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cranbrook Institute of Science
West Entrance (Group Arrival, located at the Drop-off Turn-around)
Multipurpose Room
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

8:30 - 9 a.m. Registration/check-in, light refreshments, and educational display
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Workshop, including lunch
3 - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-up and evaluation, Speakers available for informal questions

Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes which are essential habitat for fish and wildlife. This workshop is designed to educate interested lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods, and will discuss techniques for using natural materials and native vegetation along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat value while maintaining the aesthetic value of the lakefront.

Workshop Topics:

  • Healthy lake ecosystems
  • Designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines
  • Bio-engineering techniques to address high impact shorelines
  • Using native plants in shoreline landscapes
  • Common inland lake Invasive species
  • Attracting fish and wildlife to your shoreline
  • State of Michigan rules and regulations
  • Local examples of natural shoreline projects

The registration fee on or before March 16, 2015 is $50.00/person. Registration on March 17 or after is $60.00/person. Registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, and all workshop handouts.

A $25/person cancellation fee will be assessed for those requesting a refund
on or after March 25, 2015. No refunds will be issued after March 27, 2015. 


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