- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. (AP) - Hundreds of people are expected to attend a conference designed to encourage protection of Michigan’s 11,000 inland lakes.

The 2016 Michigan Inland Lakes Convention runs from Thursday through Saturday in Boyne Falls.

The biennial convention offers networking and learning opportunities for lake enthusiasts, professionals, researchers, local government officials and others interested in protecting Michigan’s water resources.

Workshops will deal with subjects such as natural shoreline design, invasive species and riparian rights.

Wetland ecologist David Mifsud is scheduled to discuss how amphibian and reptile populations can reflect water quality and ecosystem health.

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