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Lake and Stream Leaders Institute
Michigan has more than 11,000 inland lakes and more than 80 major watersheds, all of which are under constant pressure from a variety of complex human uses. Faced with a monumental task, local communities may struggle to protect and manage these resources effectively.
Managers, decision makers, homeowners and other interested residents can learn about lake management issues and their implications by attending the Lake and Stream Leaders Institute. Applications are now being accepted, and deadline to submit is March 30, 2015.
The Institute consists of three in-depth sessions held across Michigan, involving a combination of classroom learning and field-based training sessions. The 2015 Institute schedule is as follows:
This workshop will be held at the Cranbrook Insitute of Science in Bloomfield Hills.
Michigan State University Extension is sponsoring a workshop for lakefront property owners to create, restore and manage natural shorelines. This workshop is designed to educate interested lakefront property owners on natural erosion control methods and will discuss techniques for using natural landscaping along the shoreline to provide erosion control and habitat value while maintaining the aesthetic value of the lakefront.