Creating Resilient Shorelines

Bre BauerlyUncategorized

Did ice heaves, spring snow melt, or rising water levels impact your property? Maybe the flooding headlines dominating the news cycle has you thinking about your shoreline differently. A diverse community of deep-rooted native plant species can stabilize a shoreline while enhancing the natural beauty of your land.

Weather has become more unpredictable across the upper Midwest, when paired with the above average temperatures means more frequent spring flood events from rising water levels across the state. Lack of vegetation along the edge of a lake, channel, or river can leave it susceptible to erosion during times of flooding. Establishing native vegetation along the water’s edge can hold soil in place while also enhancing habitat for fish, birds and pollinators!

MNL provides several options for landowners looking to protect their shorelines from erosion and now is the time to start planning your upcoming projects. Supplement existing vegetation with the Shoreline Stabilization Kit and receive 36 plants; six plants of six different species to plant along your water boundary. Completely transform your shoreline with our Lakeshore seed mix containing grasses, sedges, and wildflowers naturally suited to shoreline conditions. With species such as Swamp Milkweed, New England Aster, Sweet Flag and more, these solutions are not only effective but also beautiful! If your project is too big to handle on your own, explore our “Comprehensive Solutions” tab on our main webpage to learn more about how we can help.