Oakland County, Michigan/Water Resources Commissioner/Resources/Education/Naturalized Shorelines & Streambank Buffers

Naturalized Shorelines & Streambank Buffers

‚ÄčNative Plant Purchasing Information

Michigan native plants can often be purchased locally during specially held native plant sale events through local watershed councils, land conservancies, conservation districts and farmer's markets.  There are also many options to purchase online from reputable native plant producers. 

Waterfront Wisdom - Healthy Habits for Clean Water

Shoreland Management/Riparian Buffer Information

Building a Naturalized Shoreline/Streambank Buffer

Shoreline Alterations: Natural Buffers and Lakescaping (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Protecting Michigan's Vanishing Native Lakeshore (MSU-Extension)

Invasive Species Information

Aquatic Plant Management

Aquatic Nuisance Control Information (EGLE)

Permit Requirements

Not sure if your project requires a permit from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy?