"Score Your Shore" Survey
Accepting Green Lake Lakeshore Restorations Now
Green Lake partners with Shelley Larson, Shoreline Restoration Consultant, of Hayland Woods,
6549 Keystone Road, Milaca MN 56353 Office 320-983-2584 Cell 320-983-6354 firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Lake Shoreline Restorations continue to be a nutrient reduction focus area. GLID is offering to help Green Lake landowners restore eroding or non-buffered shorelines. A must watch SWCD Video on Shoreline : https://youtu.be/dwjAoRwLrmM
What can I do to keep my shoreline from washing away? INFO FROM DNR hotlink Learn about one alternative of Shoreline stabilized with riprap and enhanced with a vegetative buffer.
Why we promote not using riprap? -Vegetated buffers, deeply rooted plants, shrubs, and trees remove nitrogen and phosphorus before it enters the lake. 2) Why it is used at times?
-Wind beaten shores sometimes offer no other solutions and proven erosion issues do allow shore protection when rip rap is constructed per MN DNR guidelines at a 3:1 slope. Generally east, south east, and northeast sides of lakes. But with recent wake board boats; more shores are getting stronger wave actions regardless of prevailing winds.
Understanding Ordinary High Water Level - Important info for Shoreline Restorations hotlink
Green Lake Shoreline Maintenance Workshop -Sept 16th!- COMPLETED!
The Shoreline Maint workshop was informative!
It took place at Hage's amazing 2016 shoreline restoration project on Green Lake.
This was an in-person event to teach how to do regular maintenance on shoreline buffers. Topics will include how to identify weeds from native plants, how best to remove weeds, how to split thriving plants and more!
Aaron Soltau from the Prairie Restorations Inc and Todd Kulaf from SWCD shared their vast knowledge , provided recommendations, and answered all the questions the active participants asked! A SUCCESS!
SWCD sponsored the event, Here is hotlink to Lydia's notes
Did you know the Green Lake Sub-Watershed Retrofit Analysis reported 95 lakeshore sites that were candidates? Per the report, if all 95 were completed, the total Phosphorus flow into Green Lake from those areas would be reduced by 44%.
Did you know that just ONE non-buffered lakeshore's nutrient runoff could produce up to 80 pounds of algae!!!.... including the toxic Blue-Green Algae.
Is your lakeshore washing away or would you like help restoring a natural buffer?
GLID has restoration assistance funds.
Fill out the " I Am Interested Form"
For help with your shoreline restoration, please contact Dan Howard
Check out the 2020 Green Lake Restoration Summary here!
Green Lake Shoreline Restoration Projects History
Green Lake Owners that Received Green Lake Restoration Award Sign
- James Leach @ 6940 338TH LN NW,
- Pamela Mortenson @ 6940 338TH LN NW,
- Virginia Glenn @ 7201 330TH LN NW
- David Dancik @ 7112 337TH LN NW,
- Dennis Sargent @ 32998 NACRE ST NW
- Wayne Thovson @ 33512 XENON DR NW
Green Lake Owners that Completed Shoreline Restoration with Dan Howard
> Leider, Bullock, Plates, Adam Anderson, Oliver, Mortenson, Gwen Peterson, O'Donnell, Leach, Hage, Dancik, Braun, Sargent, Del Smith, Reinke/Solomonson
Green Lake Owners that Completed Shoreline Restoration prior 2016
> Carlson, Chilson, Dancik, Glenn, Hage, Lind, Orton, Roos.
NEW: LAKE STEWARDSHIP MLR/DNR SCORE YOUR SHORE hotlink
SIMPLE STEPS TOWARD BETTER LAKE STEWARDSHIP
There are DNR simple steps lake property owners can take to become better shore land stewards.
1. Protect existing native trees, shrubs, and plants.
2. Stop fertilizing and using lawn chemicals. If you water your lawn with water pumped from the lake, use of chemical fertilizer is unnecessary because the lake water already contains nitrogen and phosphorus. If you feel you must fertilize, do so once a year, in the fall.
3. We highly recommend no broadcast spraying of insecticides and pesticides. Please be kind to pollinators.
4. “No mow, let it grow!” This is the simplest and least expensive way to restore shoreline and add a natural buffer to the lakeshore. First, stop mowing a 10 - 15ft wide strip of grass near the water’s edge. If you have a beach, the buffer can be directly behind the beach. A buffer of native vegetation will help prevent erosion and will intercept some of the nutrients and pollutants that would otherwise enter the lake.
5. If you don’t like the look of an un-mowed buffer, you can plant a buffer of native wildflowers and sedges. Bushes or trees can also be added.
Checkout your GLID Shoreline Restoration Program with grants for approved projects. A buffer of native plants will add color and beauty to your shoreline and provide food and habitat for birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.
6. If you riprap or place boulders on the shoreline, do not spray with herbicides as toxins go into lake. If you let nature take its course, native plants such as jewel weed, milk weed, and blue flag iris may naturally germinate, or you can plant them within the riprap.
7. Have your septic system tested and keep it working properly. Faulty septic’s account for lake pollution.
Great 45 minute webinar can be found at: septic.umn.edu/sites/septic.umn.edu/file s/drinking_water_final.mp4
Restorations from 2016
CLICK HERE for a summary, including details and before and after pictures of the project.