Submitted by Lois Wolfson, MSU Institute of Water Research

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership’s 2015 Shoreline and Shallows Conference will return to  Michigan State University’s Kellogg Center on Wednesday, March 11, in East Lansing, MI.  The title of this year’s conference is “Challenges and Successes” and will feature a natural shoreline research and policy presentation by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.  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.

The agenda for the one-day conference, along with a link to online registration, is available at www.mishorelinepartnership.org and then clicking the MNSP Shoreline and Shallows Conference option on the menu bar.  Early bird registration is $35.00 and includes lunch. Regular registration after February 25 is $45.00, including lunch.  Walk-ins are accepted but lunch is not guaranteed. The conference is sponsored by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership. Co-sponsors include: the Michigan Department of  Environmental Quality Water Resources Division; Institute of Water Research, Michigan State University; MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute; Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.; and the Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society. For further information, please contact: Lois Wolfson at wolfson1@msu.edu or 517-353-9222.



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