Our Role

small one-room cabinMinnesota Lakes

  • A place for memories
  • A source for dreams

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

  • 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.

aerial view of suburban lake lots

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

headphone icon, Carrol Henderson closeup Carol Henderson discusses rustic vs. suburban experience.