One place to start: Rate your shore
The Michigan Shoreland Stewardship Program has created an online survey that allows you to ‘rate your shoreland’ - and, in the process, get customized advice on how to make improvements to your property.
The Survey asks questions related to management practices in each of the four zones of your shoreland property: Upland, Buffer, Shoreline and Lake. It should take approximately 30 minutes. (The only prep required is to know the basic dimensions of your property). Below each question will be more information to help you in answering the questions and on how you can potentially improve your management practices and rating. The survey results are private, yours alone.
Please select the Lime Lake Association when taking the survey; this will help us track participation rates. The survey can be taken anonymously, but we encourage you to register. By registering, your data will be saved so that you can return to the survey as many times as you like to access recommendations for your property and to update your responses as you make changes on your property that can improve your rating.