Shore Lore: Sugar Lake, "High Intensity Planting"
Changes Over Time
These images depict the progression of the project beginning with the condition of the site before work began. As Sharon Streetar tells us, the changes at Sugar Lake were stunning.
Sharon Streetar tells of the changes over time.
Budget and Timeline
When homeowners plan changes to their property, they have a reasonable concern regarding costs and time. Lakeshore property owners are no different.
It is important to do the research at the beginning of a project so that the level of commitment that will be needed is clearly understood.
*Labor estimate is based on 10 people working 8 hours a day for 3 days at a rate of $10.00 per hour
Steps & Techniques provides useful information for developing a time line for your own project.
The Streetars noted that the most important lesson was that people need to be willing to try something new.
The recommendation from Bob Streetar to other lakeshore owners is to try natural lakeshore management. The Streetars have demonstrated that the results are worth the risk.
Sharon said the project has expanded her vocabulary.
Sharon Streetar impresses her friends.