Register for the Shoreline and Shallows Conference for a "crash" course on waves

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Aerial view of Lake Betsy in Tahquamenon Natural Area

Register today for the Shoreline and Shallows Conference for insight on waves and water levels

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership is hosting its biennial Shoreline and Shallows Conference during Michigan State University’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Week. The conference will focus on the impacts of waves and water levels on lake shorelines. Presenters will highlight relationships between healthy shorelines and native plant and fish communities. The complete agenda is available on the website. 

When: March 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI

Cost: $45 before March 1, $55 after. Registration includes lunch.

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Professionals: Take water stewardship to the next level with a CNSP certification

Participants in a CNSP field course construct bio-engineered shoreline protection

Professionals who work at the water’s edge have an opportunity to become Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professionals. The 3-day CNSP certification provides contractors and landscape professionals with the skills they need to use natural shoreline techniques and serve lakefront property owners seeking greener alternatives to seawalls and turf grass.

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership is offering a 2-day classroom course in March followed by a 1-day field experience in June.

When: Classroom: March 5 and 6, 2019; Exam date/Field experience: June 5, 2019.

Where: Classroom: Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI; Exam/Field experience: Maple Lake, Paw Paw, MI.

Cost: $375 – includes two days of classroom instruction, meals, reference manual, exam and field experience.  

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The Office of the Great Lakes' Coastal Management Program is a new partner with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership promoting the use of nature-based solutions for inland lake and coastal communities. Learn more by contacting Coastal Habitat Coordinator Karen Boase.