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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is providing a webinar called, Advancing inland lake stewardship through shoreline Best Management Practices that will be held on January 25, 2022 from 1 pm until 2:30 pm. 

The following link will enable you to register for the meeting,

Traditional methods of hard armoring and installation of seawalls along inland lake shorelines have reduced shoreline habitat and degraded water quality; however, incorporating Best Management Practices can minimize impacts to our inland lakes. This webinar will provide an overview of the Best Management Practices for lakefront shoreline protection and erosion control, including bioengineering, riprap, and replacement of existing seawalls. We will also cover considerations for determining the best shoreline protection method at your site, basic descriptions and information on the different methods, and the new Minor Project categories for seawall replacement permit applications. 

This webinar is for consultants, contractors, and homeowners who are interested in inland lake shoreline protection.



The work goes on! Tom Oelke, Mark Thompson, and Ray McMullen on October 22, 2021, pulling invasive species control mats on Crooked Lake.

Photo Courtesy of Ryde Marina.


Relocating aquatic mats

Relocating aquatic mats
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Relocating aquatic mats to control invasive Curly Leaf Pondweed. Volunteers, Ray McMullen and Larry Marvin.