Natural Shorelines

What are Natural Shorelines?

Lakes have natural features that keep them healthy and clean. One of these features is a naturally vegetated shoreline that provides benefits for lake and wildlife health. Learn more in the quick video:

What can I do to protect my lake shoreline?

Visit the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership website to learn more about what you can do to protect our shorelines. If you own lakefront property, their MI Shoreland Stewards program that will help you evaluate your shoreland property. If your property isn’t quite where you’d like it to be, that website will also give you lots of ways to improve!

If you are all ready to install a natural shoreline or other native plant project and just need help picking out some plants, check out our helpful video on choosing native plants:

Barry Conservation District Natural Shoreline Projects