2017 MNSP Shoreline and Shallows Conference:
Increasing Habitat, Reducing Threats

By Julia Kirkwood
Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Facilitator
MDEQ-Water Resources Division
Non-point Source Program

The Michigan Natural Shoreline P2017-cropped-shallow-and-shoreline-conference-flyerartnership has announced that this year’s Shoreline and Shallows conference will be held on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing.

This year’s conference, entitled “Increasing Habitat, Reducing Threats”,  will feature presentations on a new shoreline stewards program, healthy lake initiatives and programs, invasive or nuisance plant and wildlife species, fish habitats and natural shorelines, and bioengineering structure, along with exhibits and a luncheon. The conference is sponsored by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership with support from member organizations.

Registration is now open to those interested in attending the Shoreline and Shallows conference by clicking here . The cost of early bird conference registration is $45.00. Late registration for the conference begins on February 25th, and is $50.00.

To download the 2017 Shoreline and Shallows conference agenda, click here….

To download a 2017 Shoreline and Shallows conference promotional flyer, click here…

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP), is a collaborative partnership comprised of state agencies, academia, nonprofit organizations, and private industry, that was formed in 2008 with the belief that a change was necessary in shoreline development practices in Michigan from high impact methods that alter the natural riparian condition to practices that restore/preserve the ecological function of the shoreline, effectively stabilize shoreline erosion, and that attract consumers as an option for lakefront use, to ensure the sustainable health of these resources.

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