1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July16, 2011
The Van Buren Conservation District will be conducting a natural shoreline homeowner workshop on Saturday, July 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Van Buren Youth Camp in Bloomingdale, Michigan.
Lakefront homeowners are encouraged to attend this unique workshop which will explore natural shoreline landscaping using ecological principles and practices to reduce erosion and achieve the stabilization and safety of shorelines. Natural shorelines enhance habitat for fish and wildlife, improve lakefront aesthetics, and save lakefront homeowners money. A recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment of Michigan inland lakes indicated that poor biological health is three times more likely in lakes with poor lakeshore habitat.
Workshop attendees will receive a detailed and well illustrated natural shoreline homeowner manual, educational brochures and other useful literature regarding natural shorelines as part of their participation in this event. The workshop will be taught by Van Buren Conservation District staff who are members of a statewide network of natural shoreline educators supported by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership.
The registration fee for this natural shoreline workshop is $10.00 per person. Lakefront homeowners interested in registering should contact A.J. Brucks at the Van Buren Conservation District at (269) 657-4030 x 5 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is also available here.