Porter Township Hall on Saturday May 20, 2017 10:30 am to 2:30PM (includes a short tour of Gravel Lake & light meal)
Kellogg Biological Station, Gull Lake on 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 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
Workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Registration: $50.00/person and $25/second household member.
Registration includes light refreshments, handouts, and the Natural Shoreline Landscapes on Inland Lakes Guidebook (a $25 value).
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at: http://events.anr.msu.edu/swnaturalshore17
For more information about MSU Extension, visit: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/.
For more information on the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, please visit the website at www.mishorelinepartnership.org