If you are interested in helping our lake with your landscaping decisions, get a copy of this book from the Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources for $19.95. (Amazon also sells it for a bit more.) It is a 176 page full color spiral bound book chock full of critical information for all homeowners in the lake watershed, not just owners right on the water.
From the website description:“Full title: Lakescaping for Wildlife & Water Quality. Tired of mowing grass when you head up to your lake cabin? Learn how to landscape your shoreline property to prevent shoreline erosion, restore wildlife habitat, wildflowers and clean water. This book will show you the way to design your area for increased enjoyment of your lakeside or riverside getaway.”
Thanks to Vi and Mark Patek for letting us know about this book!