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2020 Michigan Natural Shoreline Certification Program - Classroom & Field Training & Exam

03/03/2020 to 03/04/2020
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Training Course Dates/Locations: CLASSROOM: East Lansing, MI - Mar. 3 & 4, 2020 and EXAM/FIELD: Paw Paw, MI - June 3, 2020
Registration Fee: $375/person—includes the 2 days of classroom instruction, lunches, reference manual, exam, and the 1-day hands-on field exercise.

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership is pleased to offer the 2020 Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional (MCNSP) Training and Certification Program.

Training: Two days of classroom instruction and a one-day field exercise designed to equip professional landscape and marine contractors to design, implement and maintain natural shoreline landscapes on inland lakes.

►Classroom instruction includes topics on:
◊ Michigan lakes and problems with shoreline development
◊ Characteristics and benefits of natural shorelines
◊ Shoreline ecosystems, soils and native plants
◊ Methods, techniques and design of bioengineered shoreline erosion control
◊ Designing, monitoring and maintaining a natural shoreline landscape
◊ Natural shoreline case studies
◊ Water law and shoreline development permits
►One-day field exercise installing a natural shoreline landscape on an inland lake property (scheduled at a later date)

Certification: Completion of all two days of in-class instruction and one day of field exercise and successfully passing the certification exam is required. Certification is valid for three years. Recertification requires a recertification fee.

Benefits of becoming an MCNSP
◊ Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional identifies you as having successfully completed this training in the use of “green” landscaping technologies and bioengineered erosion control for the protection of Michigan inland lakes. MCNSP is approved by the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership and recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
◊ Your name and contact information will be posted on the MDEQ and Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership websites as having completed the Certified Natural Shoreline Professional training.
◊ You will receive in-depth training on the State of Michigan’s permit requirements and process for soft shoreline construction.

Questions? Contact Lani Von Tersch at 517.381.0437 or email Lani@MNLA.org