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Protecting Our Lakes & Shorelands: Protecting Michigan Inland Lake Shorelines and Shorelands

August 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A three part VIRTUAL educational & informational series for those living on or recreating in our local lakes and waterways.

Developed by: Friends of Spider Lake and Rennie Lake, Michigan

Saturday, August 15th | 10:30am – 12:00pm
Protecting Michigan Inland Lake Shorelines and Shorelands
Presentation by: Erick Elgin, M.S., Limnologist/Water Resource Educator, Michigan State University Extension

Living by the lake has obvious benefits, but did you know that the lakeshore itself provides benefits as well? Lakeshores slow down runoff, limit erosion, provide critical habitat, and maintain water quality. However, residential lakeshore development can dramatically impair these benefits. As a result, habitat is often lost and water quality and biodiversity can decline. Join this webinar to learn how you can help make a difference. We will cover basic D.I.Y .projects that lakeshore owners can easily implement including rain gardens, native plant gardens, shoreline protection, and more. How these projects hold up to high-water will also be discussed. Small improvements to individual properties add up to make a big impact!

Cost:  FREE
Ages:  Adults, all ages welcome
Registration: Required.  Please register here
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Links to the on-line event will be sent out the day before the presentation. Register and mark your calendars now to reserve these dates and times, and join us to learn about our inland lakes and how to protect them.


August 15
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Patty Hersberger
Ralph Bednarz
Carol Keusel
Katie Grzesiak


Boardman River Nature Center
1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
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