Examine natural shoreline design and restoration at Shoreline and Shallows Conference
This year’s Shoreline and Shallows Conference, a program of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, will take place Wednesday, March 11 during ANR Week at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan.
Natural shorelines are an important topic across the region. Loss of native shoreline vegetation to intense development continues to threaten lake ecosystems, water quality and tourism. Poor lakeshore habitat has been identified as one of the top three physical stressors to Michigan’s inland lakes. Physical impacts to lakeshore and shallow water habitats can have a profound effect on lake biological health and lake water quality.
This year’s Shoreline and Shallows Conference, a program of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP), will take place Wednesday, March 11 during ANR Week at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan. The conference will highlight recent near-shore research findings in Vermont, challenges and differences between stream bank and lakeshore restoration in Michigan, design considerations, guidance on costing out natural shoreline projects and subtle siting details that may be affecting two of the Certified Natural Shoreline Partnership demonstration sites.
Download the agenda for the one-day conference, along with a link to online registration, at www.mishorelinepartnership.org. Click the MNSP Shoreline and Shallows Conference option on the menu bar. Walk-in registrations will be accepted but lunch is not guaranteed. For further information, please contact Lois Wolfson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-9222.