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Winter Water Talks: Shoreline Gardening

Native plant garden long a lake shoreline with a sign describing the Native Plant Garden

December 13

Shoreline Gardening
Tuesday, December 13

Join Water Action Volunteers and the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network for our online winter webinar series! Winter Water Talks are free but require pre-registration at the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Paul Skawinski and Patrick Goggin will share attributes of intact, healthy shorelines along lakes and rivers and describe the gifts and ecological services they bring to Wisconsin waters. They will discuss the many challenges associated with unsound development along waterways and provide gardening ideas for water quality improvement, property stabilization, and wildlife habitat enhancement. 

Speaker Bios

Patrick Goggin works with the Extension Lakes team and is based out of the Rhinelander DNR Service Center. He helps lake organizations with their community goals, shares lake management tools and resources for aquatic ecosystems, and aids people in gaining a better understanding and appreciation for the native flora of Wisconsin lakeshores.

Paul Skawinski is a Lakes Outreach Specialist with Extension Lakes and Statewide Coordinator of the Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network. He teaches Aquatic Plant Taxonomy at UW-Stevens Point, is the author of Aquatic Plants of the Upper Midwest, and is an avid native plant gardener. Paul is also Past-President of the Central Wisconsin chapter of Wild Ones, a volunteer organization dedicated to the use of native plants in landscaping.



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