Our lakes and water systems are a valuable resource. Maintaining the health of these lakes and rivers is essential for a sustainable future. Lake health can be affected by numerous stressors; whether it’s pollution, erosion, nutrient loading, aquatic invasive species or shoreline development. While, developing a shoreline isn’t necessarily a bad thing, there are ways to help maintain the integrity and health of the shores. The shoreline, or riparian area, is a buffer zone of vegetation which acts as a natural filter and reinforces against erosion, reducing the risk of nutrient loading and eutrophication. It also provides habitat for native species, founding the ecosystem, and promoting diversity.
The Natural Edge Program seeks to maintain, improve and restore shoreline along lakefront properties while maintaining resident values. Those involved will get to work alongside technicians in developing their shoreline, from the initial site visit to the planting plan and maintenance. The Natural Edge Program promotes the health and diversity of our lakes and helps ensure a safe, healthy and valuable resource to be enjoyed for generations to come. Contact us to book your site visit.