Plantings protect lake, pond or stream shoreline

 

What is this?

If you are lucky enough to live on water-front property, providing a buffer of native vegetation along the shoreline will add an additional 10 points to your score. Any width provides some ecological benefits, with 10 to 25 feet providing significant value – and beauty.

How do I do this?

On my own

Check out these websites for detailed information on how to protect your shoreline.

  1. http://www.epa.state.il.us/water/conservation/lake-notes/shoreline-buffer.pdf
  2.  http://www.chicagobotanic.org/research/shoreline/species/native_plants.php

Hire some help

Click here for a list of companies that specialize in water and natural resource management.

 

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