CROSSLAKE – The Whitefish Area Homeowners Association’s annual Shoreline Restoration Open House will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant in Crosslake.
Participants have the option of registering online via Zoom or attending in person.
Shelley Larson and Laura Mendoza will be the guest speakers, along with several landowners who have done shoreline restoration projects in the past or are in the process of doing 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 about the benefits of site visits and possible future funding opportunities.
The goal is to educate and empower landowners on the importance of protecting the shoreline from future erosion and helping pollinators by planting deep-rooted native flowers to hold the soil in place. The land next to the shoreline planted with native flowers acts as a buffer to protect the lake from lawn runoff and hopefully reduces phosphorus levels and weed growth in the lake.
Pads planted with native flowers don’t need to look “messy” or be too tall to block the view.
Opportunities to participate in community shoreline restoration projects in 2022 will be presented.
Those interested in participating should email Kristie Roedl, WAPOA Coastal Restoration Director, at [email protected]