- Preserve natural shoreline with all its components to the greatest extent possible.
- Consult a shoreline specialist and/or local soil and water conservation districts staff to develop management strategies that will sustain high quality native plant communities of natural or successfully restored shorelines.
- Prevent human disturbances by providing designated areas for shore fishing and/or build fishing piers.
Examples of natural shorelines
Examples of restored shorelines
8 year old successful shoreline restoration. Photo: Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
Bur-reed and soft-stem bulrush in the water and lake sedge and wool grass along the shore provide invaluable habitat. Photo: Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
5 year old successful shoreline restoration. Commitment to regular maintenance is key to success. Photo: Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District