Nativescape assisted The Nature Conservancy Shiawassee River Program Manager and Shiawassee Conservation District create a River Protection Program. This program involved a natural landscape demonstration site mimicking a floodplain planting and other program promotions. Nativescape developed the landscape plans, coordinated construction, and developed establishment and long-term monitoring using groups. Local seed from native Michigan plant community types were harvested and plants were grown specifically for this project. Volunteers were used along with contractors to create the demo site, provide educational opportunities and to off set costs. A PowerPoint presentation was given and a visit to the demo site.