Shoreline Restoration Using Native Plants
Shoreline protection and an understanding of how it affects waterways is critical for wildlife habitat for a variety of species including spawning fish, aquatic insects,turtles and nesting waterfowl. Shoreline vegetation also helps protect water quality.
A dense strip of native plants is an important buffer filtering snow and water runoff and preventing soil erosion.
Experts agree that re-creating cottage shorelines with native vegetation is the best solution for water quality and long-term shoreline stability.
This would be the way nature kept shorelines stable and our lakes and streams clean long before the impacts of human development. (source: Haliburton County Master Gardeners)
Read about the Shoreline Health Improvement Project here, and view the accompanying videos.
Our resources section has some excellent documents for advice, landscapers, and sources for native vegetation.