Additional Resources for Planting and Maintaining a Naturalized Shoreline or Streambank Buffer
Native Plant Purchasing Information
Find out where to purchase Michigan native plants locally through the Michigan Native Plant Producers Association
Shoreland Management/Riparian Buffer Information:
- Restoring the Shore on Michigan Inland Lakes - A Demonstration Project on the shores of Gull Lake in Kalamazoo County, MI. This Web site also contains a number of additional useful web resource links.
- Shoreland Management Resource Guide - A Web site developed by the University of Minnesota
- Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership - A collaborative effort of agencies and organizations interested in stewardship of Michigan's inland lakes.
Learn how to build a naturalized shoreline/streambank buffer with the help of these resources:
- Restore Your Shore interactive CD-ROM
- Southeast Michigan RC&D Council - Contains information on streambank stabilization, using plant materials (soft engineering), including photos from demonstration projects completed in Lenawee, Macomb, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties.
- Shoreline Alterations: Natural Buffers and Lakescaping (Minnestoa Department of Natural Resources) Protecting Michigan's Vanishing Native Lakeshore (MSU-Extension)
- Plants for Storm Water Design and Pollution Control (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)
Invasive Species Information
- USDA Informational Web site
- MDNR Highest Priority Invasive Plants and Animals
- Michigan Sea Grant Informational Web site
- DNRE Informational Web site
- Protect Your Waters initiative
- Aquatic Invasive Species Fact Sheets (Michigan Sea Grant)
Aquatic Plant Managament
- Aquatic Nuisance Control Information (DNRE)
Not sure if your project requires a permit from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment?