- Consult a shoreline specialist and/or local soil and water conservation districts staff to develop a detailed restoration and maintenance plan.
- Control invasive species and reintroduce appropriate native plants.
- Ensure that aquatic, wet meadow, and upland plant zones sustain dominant native plants appropriate by region (guided by DNR Operational Order 124, Plant Community Standard for native plant Community Restoration.)
- Prevent human disturbances by providing designated areas for shorefishing and/or build fishing piers.
Reed canary grass is one of the most common invasive plants along lakeshores and difficult to eradicate.
Annual weeds and invasive plants are cut to prevent re-seeding.
1 year old planting in need of weeding annual and perennial invasive plants. Photo: Anoka Conservation District
2 year old planting still in need of weeding. Photo: Anoka Conservation District
3 year old planting in need of controlling re-invading reed canary grass. Photo: Anoka Conservation District
Shoreline buffer overtaken by Canada thistle.