Coastal Fen, Great Lakes Marsh & Wooded Dune Swale Complex

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Michigan’s landscape includes a remarkable array of Wetland Natural Communities. These natural communities are critical lands necessary for conserving the diversity of native plants and animals that represent the natural heritage of Michigan.  These rare wetlands are afforded additional protections under State Law and are studied, managed, and stewarded by land conservancies, wetland consultants, engineering firms, state and federal agencies, colleges and universities, and interested individuals. The Michigan Wetlands Association (MWA), together with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), is pleased to conduct a multi-year series of workshops that will provide a unique opportunity to explore, identify, and understand Michigan’s rare wetland natural communities.  Immerse yourself in hands-on learning as experienced guides provide in-depth field instruction, teaching you the basic identification and overall importance of  these habitats and gain valuable insights into distinguishing wetland natural communities in the field.  With carefully selected field sites as our classroom, this training promises a dynamic and enriching experience for participants of all levels, fostering a deeper connection to Michigan’s diverse natural landscapes.

Participants should bring a bagged lunch and should be prepared for varying field and weather conditions (rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle).  A State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry into the State Park.

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Name of Workshop: Exploring Michigan’s Rare Wetlands
Type(s): Coastal Fen, Great Lakes Marsh & Wooded Dune Swale Complex
Date: July 25, 2024
Location: Cheboygan State Park, Cheboygan, Michigan
Time(s): 8:30am to 4:00pm
Instructors: Michael Penskar, Keto Gyekis, Todd Losee, Michael Pennington, Kate Kirkpatrick, Tyler Smith
Cost: $100 (MWA members), $125 (non-members)

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Class Prerequisite: The Stewardship Network and EGLE: Rare Wetland Communities of Michigan with Michael Kost (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI825-3I2W8&t=3492s).  As a prerequisite to the field component of this class, attendees are encouraged to watch this webinar.

Workshop Description: Michigan’s landscape includes a remarkable array of Wetland Natural Communities. These natural communities are critical lands necessary for conserving the diversity of native plants and animals that represent the natural heritage of Michigan. These rare wetlands are afforded additional protections under State Law and are studied, managed, and stewarded by land conservancies, wetland consultants, engineering firms, state and federal agencies, colleges and universities, and interested individuals. The Michigan Wetlands Association (MWA), together with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), is pleased to conduct a multi-year series of workshops that will provide a unique opportunity to explore, identify, and understand Michigan’s rare wetland natural communities. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning as experienced guides provide in-depth field instruction, teaching you the basic identification and overall importance of these habitats and gain valuable insights into distinguishing wetland natural communities in the field. With carefully selected field sites as our classroom, this training promises a dynamic and enriching experience for participants of all levels, fostering a deeper connection to Michigan’s diverse natural landscapes.

Participants should bring a bagged lunch and should be prepared for varying field and weather conditions (rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle). A State of Michigan Recreation Passport is required for entry into the State Park.

Class Cancellation Notification 

Five (5) days prior to the start of class, participants will be notified of a cancellation.  The MWA Treasurer will refund 100% of the fee received to participants.

Cancellation Policy for Attendees

  • Any attendee can transfer, at any time, their spot in the class to another person with no financial penalty
  • Cancellation prior to14 days of the class is eligible for 100% refund of class fees
  • Cancellation from 1-13 days of the class is eligible for 50% refund of class fees
  • Cancellation within less than 1 day of start of the class (including during the class) is not eligible for any refund (0%), however the spot can be transferred to any other person.
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