Healthy Lakes through Healthy Shorelands publications

The Water’s Edge — MN DNR 

Restore Your Shore — MN DNR

Shoreline Alterations: Natural Buffers and Lakescaping — MN DNR

Lakescaping and Shoreland Restoration — MN DNR

Healthy Shorelines — MN DNR

Landscaping Before and After Photos — MN DNR

Land Owner’s Guide to Lake Stewardship — CW County

Make a difference for your lake– four simple things you can do — CW County

How to protect our waters, starting with your lakeshore property — CW County

Lake Protection and Management — Freshwater Society/MPCA

Rain Gardens — U of MN Extension



Many counties, cities and the DNR have regulations about what can be done to the shoreline and adjacent waters. Check with them before making any alterations. In addition, their experts may make helpful suggestions.