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The basics of waterfront protection
  • Plant a buffer zone of low-maintenance plants between your lawn or property and the shoreline to minimize runoff and to provide shelter for wildlife.
Photo of buffer area along lake
Homeowners are encouraged to leave a minimum of a 10-foot low impact zone along the waterfront to protect the water from pollutants.

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