St. Joseph to form shoreline protection committee

Private property owners install steel revetments earlier this year on their property south of Silver Beach to combat erosion.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph officials are looking for a way to get everyone rowing in the same direction when it comes to fighting erosion along the lakeshore.

On Monday, City Manager John Hodgson proposed to commissioners creating a group that would include the owners of 22 properties along Lake Michigan, from Park Street to Lions Park, to discuss a solution to the growing problem of high water and waves eating away at the shore and adjacent land.