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Restore Your Shore

Introduction: Management Principles

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Our Role

Minnesota Lakes

  • A place for memories
  • A source for dreams

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We now recognize how our actions can affect the health of the shoreland - the natural habitat and water quality:

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  • Lawns stretched to the shoreline remove habitat and degrade water quality.
  • Removal of native vegetation - from upland trees to underwater plants - destroys natural cover and erosion protection.
  • The chronic use of fertilizers and pesticides can contaminate the water and disrupt natural processes.

It is not intentional - but what we do can have a devastating effect on the shoreline.

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