March 9th

Shoreline and Shallows Conference: Increasing Habitat, Reducing Threats

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing


The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership’s 2017 Shoreline and Shallows Conference will return to Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center on Thursday March 9th, in East Lansing, MI.  The title of this year’s conference is “Increasing Habitat, Reducing Threats” and will feature topics on programs that help homeowners manage their entire lakefront property in a healthy manner including the MI Shoreland Stewards Program and the WI Healthy Lakes Program, finding data on Michigan’s lakes with the MI lake habitat viewer, dealing with invasive species in shoreline projects and new products for bio-engineering erosion control.   This year’s conference will also include two presentations on design considerations when planning for river bank versus lakeshore restoration.  Guidance on costing out natural shoreline projects will be offered and speakers will explore subtle siting details that may be affecting two of the Certified Natural Shoreline Partnership demonstration sites.


  • This conference has been approved for 4 CEU credits for the Pesticide Applicator License Commercial Core; Category 5; Aquatic Pest Management. 
  • Door Prize:  Prism Science & Technology, LLC is offering 1 voucher towards a free natural shoreline suitability site inspection, within 100 miles of St. Joseph, MI and/or South Bend, Indiana


The conference flyer and full agenda for the one-day conference are available at www.mishorelinepartnership.org/events

Online Registration: www.iwr.msu.edu/events/ANRWeek

Early bird registration is $45.00, and includes lunch.  Late registration after February 25 is $50.00, including lunch.  Walk-ins are accepted but lunch is not guaranteed.

For further information, please contact: Lois Wolfson at wolfson1@msu.edu or 517-353-9222.


Conference Contributors:  MSU Institute of Water Research, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, MSU Extension, Kieser and Associates, Prism Science & Technology, LLC, Wildtype Native Plant Nursery, Michigan Native Plant Producers Association and Native Connections.

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