Natural Shoreline Landscape Workshop

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) and the Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership (MLWP) will host a workshop to educate the public, landowners, parks maintenance staff, teachers, students and volunteers on natural shoreline habitat and best management practices.

As part of this effort, a Natural Shoreline Landscape Workshop will be held on March 7, 2020 at Muskegon Community College.  The workshop is open to the public.  It will be of particular interest to public landowners, maintenance staff, private shoreline landowners, hands-on volunteers, business sponsors and educators.  Click here to view a full program and registration form with additional details.

Workshop speakers include: Brian Majka, GEI Consultants; Julia Kirkwood, EGLE Michigan Natural Shorelines Partnership; Melanie Manion, Ottawa County Parks; Janet Vail, GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute; Erica Johnson, MAISD Math Science Center/Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.  A variety of West Michigan conservation organizations and agencies will also be on hand with informational displays and handouts.  The workshop will feature a morning plenary in the Overbrook Theater, followed by lunch and networking in Collegiate Hall.  A registration fee of $10.00 will cover food and refreshments.    Participants are asked to register by February 26, 2020.

To register and to find out more about how you can be involved, please send an e-mail to Kathy Evans, West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, at or call (231) 722-7878 x 17.