Additional Resources for Planting and Maintaining a Naturalized Shoreline or Streambank Buffer

Native Plant Purchasing Information

Find out where to purchase Michigan native plants locally through the Michigan Native Plant Producers Association 

 

Shoreland Management/Riparian Buffer Information:

 

Learn how to build a naturalized shoreline/streambank buffer with the help of these resources:

 

Invasive Species Information

 

Phragmites Control Resources

 

Aquatic Plant Managament

 

Permit Requirements:

Not sure if your project requires a permit from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment? 

  • Follow this flow-chart to find out or click here for more information on permits needed for work at or near the water's edge.
  • For clarification on whether or not you need a permit to do only shoreline plantings (excluding alteration, excavation, fill, dredge, etc.), click here.