Shoreline buffer workshop available to citizens in the lakes area
Join Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District, Minnesota Waters, and the Minnesota Department Natural Resources for a fun afternoon of interactive learning and free appetizers during a hands-on shoreline buffer workshop. The workshop will be 1-5 p.m. May 18 at Moonlight Bay Restaurant located at 37627 County Road 66 in Crosslake. At this free shoreline buffer workshop those who attend will learn what a shoreline buffer is, why it is important and how to plan your own.
Attend the workshop and get answers to questions like: “Why use native plants?” “How can I fix erosion problems with plants?” “Which plants protect against wave action and ice scouring?” and “Do shoreline buffers deter geese?”
Participants will practice what they learned by planting an actual shoreline buffer at Moonlight Bay and should dress appropriately for planting. Each participant will take home their own free do-it-yourself “Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens,” by Rusty Schmidt, Dan Shaw and David Dods, an $18 value, and a packet of information about grant programs available to help pay for your shoreline buffer, local landscaping, plant resources and a plant list.
Space is limited and registration is required by May 7. To register contact Carrie Maurer-Ackerman at email@example.com or (218) 587-2980.
Funding for this workshop has been provided through grants from the Xcel Energy Foundation and the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment, Clean Water Fund.