Natural Shoreline Workshop

  • 21 Oct 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Portage Community Center, 325 E. Centre Ave., Portage, MI

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
  • State of Michigan rules and regulations

We have some outstanding folks that will present the information and answer your questions. Including folks from MDEQ Water Resources Division, Kalamazoo Nature Center, MDNR Fisheries, and Native Connections.

For more information or to register for the workshop:

How to Register: Call Rick @ 269-781-4867 Ext. 137

Registration fee: No Cost

Registration deadline: October 20, 2014

Information contact: Call Brett @ 269-781-4867 Ext. 133

Workshop hosted by: Portage River/Little Portage Creek Watershed Project in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership

Friends of the St. Joe River Association, Inc.                                                                                                          
P.O. Box 1794
South Bend, Indiana 46634

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