DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020
TIME: 9:00AM - 10:30AM
PLACE: Lake Township Hall (Kelly Road just west of Dickerson)
At our annual meeting we, will have a guest speaker, Nick Theisen. Nick will be talking about the Shoreland Stewards Program and the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership. Nick is a Huron Pines AmeriCorps member serving at the Missaukee Conservation District this year. He graduated in May of 2019 from Michigan State University with a degree in Environmental Science and Management through Lyman Briggs College and a Minor in Science, Technology, Environment and Public Policy (STEPPs) offered through James Madison and Lyman Briggs Residential Colleges. Throughout his time at MSU, he was enrolled in classes that focused on water resources.
Nick grew up downstate in Oakland County and has visited the Roscommon area every summer for the majority of his life. He is very interested in protecting our water resources and, as a result, was selected to serve at the Missaukee Conservation District. One of the many projects that Nick is involved with this year is the Shoreland Stewards Program, https://www.mishorelandstewards.org/. This program is offered through the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership and it is designed to recognize property owners for their efforts in maintaining healthy shorelines and encourage property owners to use natural shoreline landscaping techniques. This program relies on the participation of both landowners and Lake Associations, and Nick looks forward to working with people around the lake this summer!