Stewards of the environmental purity and beauty of Lime Lake.
The Natural State is
the Right State
The loss of shoreline vegetation is an increasing problem
around Michigan lakes. The recreational value of our lakes has led to intense
shoreline development and the proliferation of turf lawns down to the water’s
edge at many lakes. This conversion of natural shoreline vegetation to high
maintenance, shallow-rooted turf, in conjunction with increased boat traffic
and wave action, contributes to shoreline erosion problems, the delivery of
fertilizers and pesticides to lake water and the loss of habitat.
Techniques such as soil bioengineering and lakescaping can
restore your shoreline to a more natural state while enhancing wildlife habitat
and preventing erosion and runoff.
For a more comprehensive guide visit the Michigan Inland
Lakes Shorelines web site developed by the biologists at Michigan State