Lake Shore Restoration

A healthy shoreland supports a diverse community of fish and wildlife by providing native vegetation that fulfills their habitat needs where land and water meet. Native vegetation provides important water quality functions by slowing and filtering water runoff as it moves to the lake or stream. Shorelines with a diverse mixture of native plants extending inland as well as offshore of the bank are more resilient to wave and ice erosion. Our lakes, streams and wetlands need healthy shorelines to reduce runoff, filter pollutants, and provide important habitat functions that benefit fish and wildlife.

Contact Shelly Larson for information on local shoreland restoration projects on our chain of lakes

Shoreland Restoration Resources

The Water’s Edge — MN DNR 
Restore Your Shore — MN DNR
Shoreline Alterations: Natural Buffers and Lakescaping — MN DNR
Lakescaping and Shoreland Restoration — MN DNR
Healthy Shorelines — MN DNR
Landscaping Before and After Photos — MN DNR
Caring for Land and Water – Land and Waters Preservation Trust