Michigan State University Extension-Oakland fall workshops

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) is presenting two workshops in October focusing on stewardship of shoreline and forests. Visit their website for specifics about registration and deadlines.
Michigan Shoreline Educator Network Offers Training for Shoreline Professionals
October 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center, Waterford
Hosted by MSUE
Fee: $75/person
If you are a member of a waterfront property owners’ association, local government official, natural resource organization representative, or a  watershed resident interested in motivating your community to learn more – and do more — about protecting local water quality, then this workshop is perfect for you!
The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP) will be offering a professional training for individuals interested in becoming a part of the MNSP Shoreline Educator Network (SEN). The SEN, established in 2011, is for natural resource professionals interested in bringing the message of shoreline protection to their community.  The goal of these events is to provide participants with the information and resources they will need to hold workshops in their neighborhoods and towns.
Staff from MSUE and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will be on hand to walk through presentation materials and answer questions about both the technical aspects of shoreline protection and the best way to organize and successfully give local workshops.
Come be a part of a growing statewide network of professionals working to protect and restore our inland lakes one shoreline at a time!
Registration includes all instructional materials, refreshments, and lunch.
Family Forest Ownership Succession in Michigan
October 27 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Michigan State University Extension Tollgate Farm Center
28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi
Fee: $65 for the first family member/$15 for each additional member
Do you own forest land and want to keep that forest legacy for future generations? Do you want to discuss your wishes for the future of your land with family, but don’t know how to get started?
This day-long workshop, offered through a U.S. Forest Service grant to MSU Extension and the Michigan DNR Forest Stewardship Program and based on the Oregon State University’s “Ties to the Land” program, is a great starting point for any family wanting to learn how to “hand down” their forest land from one generation to the next. This program focuses on both interpersonal as well as legal issues to be considered. It was developed by a nationally prominent estate planning professional and National Tree Farm leader. Families are encouraged to participate together.
The registration fee includes the 76-page book “Ties to the Land: Your Family Forest Heritage,” a CD with handouts, light breakfast and lunch.