Native Plantings & Shoreline Restorations

The quality of shorelines has a direct impact on water quality in our lakes. The District has extensive goals for protecting and restoring shorelines and is developing a comprehensive program to support residents, lake associations, and communities protect their shorelines and their lakes.

Plant Grants

Plant grants reimburse recipients the cost of Minnesota native plants up to $500 for eligible projects. Grants are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. Applicable projects include both shoreline restoration projects and non-shoreline native planting projects (e.g. raingardens). More information is available on the grant application linked below.

The CLFLWD, in partnership with Chisago SWCD and Washington Conservation District, offers free site visits to anyone interested in applying for a plant grant. To initiate a site visit please fill out the inquiry form linked below.

Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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Shoreline Restoration Photos