Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership

The department's Inland Lakes and Streams program has been participating in the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP), as well as the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, to promote natural shoreline landscaping to protect Michigan's Inland Lakes.

The goals of the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership include:

  • Train contractors and landscape professionals about shoreline technologies and bioengineered erosion control.
  • Educate property owners about natural shorelines and technologies that benefit lake ecosystems.
  • Research, demonstrate, and develop natural shoreline technologies that benefit lake ecosystems.
  • Encourage local and state policies that promote natural shoreline management

Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership Fact Sheet (including member organizations)