Shore Up Your Shoreline
Is your lakeshore eroding, unsightly or attracting too many geese? Does your lake water turn green each summer? Native plants stabilize shorelines and act as a buffer between your yard and the lake. The roots of native plants filter and absorb polluted runoff and excess nutrients before they enter the water. What’s more, native plants anchor soil while beautifying your shoreline. The natural height and density of native plantings also discourage geese that prefer turf. Encourage neighbors to join you in keeping your lake clean. After all, protecting the lake enhances everyone’s enjoyment while preserving property values.
Blue Thumb Resources
- Search for a Blue Thumb partner to help you design, install and/or provide plants for your shoreline stabilization
- Find grant opportunities
- Find an expert to talk to your group
- Use the Plant Selector tool to customize your plant list
- DNR Restore Your Shore for residents and professionals