Whitefish Area Property Owners Association's shoreline restoration open house set June 11
The goal is to educate and empower property owners about how important it is to protect shoreline from future erosion and help the pollinators by planting native flowers with deep roots to hold the soil in place.
CROSSLAKE — The annual Whitefish Area Property Owners Association shoreline restoration open house will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant in Crosslake.
Participants have the option to join online via Zoom or attend in person.
Shelley Larson and Laura Mendoza will be guest speakers, along with several property owners who have completed shoreline restoration projects in the past or are in the process of completing projects. Some vendors who are familiar with shoreline restoration projects with willow wattle, coir logs and native plants will speak.
Staff from the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District will speak on the benefit of site visits and possible future funding opportunities.
The goal is to educate and empower property owners about how important it is to protect shoreline from future erosion and help the pollinators by planting native flowers with deep roots to hold the soil in place. Land next to the shoreline planted with native flowers acts as a buffer to protect the lake from lawn runoff and hopefully reduces the phosphorus level and weed growth in the lake.
Buffers planted with native flowers do not have to look “messy” or be too tall to block the view.
Opportunities to participate in community build shoreline restoration projects in 2022 will be presented.
Those interested in attending should email Kristie Roedl, WAPOA's shoreline restoration director, at Kristieplummerroedl@gmail.com.