The Stewardship Network (TSN) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) are proud to present this series of online and in-person workshops designed to equip a variety of environmental stewards and stakeholders with the specific knowledge and practical tools they’ll need to protect vital wetlands in our area. Find the session(s) below that suit your needs and we’ll see you there!
6/30/22 | Introduction to Wetlands Protection
with Anne Garwood
online session | 1pm – 3pm ET
The agenda for this webinar includes an overview of the importance of wetlands, a summary of the existing state and federal regulatory framework, and how local protection efforts can complement the state and federal framework. This workshop is targeted towards local agencies (e.g. health departments, building departments, planning departments), land managers, land use officials, and other local decision-makers. It is free and open to the public. Learn more at the TSN Events Calendar HERE.
9/15/22 | Wetlands for Landowners: Recognizing, Understanding, and Caring for Wetlands on Your Land
with Jacqueline Courteau
online session | 12pm – 1:30pm ET
Wetlands provide valuable services for people and vital habitat for wildlife. Wetlands buffer flooding, slow erosion, and filter water, contributing to higher water quality. Wetlands serve as essential breeding grounds for frogs and salamanders, and harbor many beautiful and unique wildflowers, including many species that are rare due to habitat loss and specialized environmental requirements.
This online workshop will introduce you to a range of wetland types found in Michigan, to help you recognize which wetlands might occur on your land. We’ll explore why wetlands are important, and how you can protect and manage your wetlands. This workshop is free and open to the public. Learn more at the TSN Events Calendar HERE.
9/17/22 | Wetlands for Landowners: Exploring Michigan’s Wetlands
with Jacqueline Courteau
in-person session | 10am – 1pm ET
We’ll head out to the field to examine a range of wetland types up close, to help you recognize wetlands that might occur on your land. We’ll look at some distinctive wetland plants, and consider wetland characteristics that make for good herp habitat. Be sure to wear long pants and close-toed shoes—be prepared for mud and poison ivy!—and bring a hand lens or loupe if you have one.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Learn more at the TSN Events Calendar HERE.
photo by Jacqueline Courteau