Love Creek Nature Center
9292 Huckleberry Road
Berrien Center, MI 49102
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Natural shorelines provide multiple benefits to our inland lakes. Natural shoreline landscaping and bioengineered erosion control techniques can restore those benefits by reducing runoff, deterring geese, stabilizing soils and improving fish and wildlife habitat while maintaining aesthetically pleasing access to your lake. Already have rock or sea wall? Learn how to enhance those structures for the benefit of your lake.

Workshop topics include:

  • Healthy lake ecosystems
  • Designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines
  • Problems with high impact landscape methods
  • Use of native plants in shoreline landscapes
  • Common inland lake Invasive species
  • State of Michigan rules and regulations

Workshop hosted by Michigan State University Extension
& Berrien Conservation District

in cooperation with the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership


Registration (deadline May 8): Registration includes the handouts, a digital copy of the Natural Shoreline Landscapes on Inland Lakes Guidebook (hard copy book is sold out), and a light meal. Please visit the Registration Page to reserve your seat. $25/person and $25/second household member (who will share materials). After May 8th, please call to see if space is still available.

Cancellations: A $25/person cancellation fee will be assessed for those requesting a refund less than one week prior to the date of the workshop. Substitutions are welcome!

Questions: Contact Beth Clawson, Extension Educator (269-330-5554,

This workshop will NOT cancel due to inclement weather unless the facility closes.