WHITEFISH LAKE CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION, IN: RES-Renewal & Retention of Native Vegetation

Purpose

The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will implement a lakewide project to renew and protect vegetation that extends landward and lakeward from the ordinary high water mark of Whitefish Lake. This program will provide for an initial site evaluation/assissment of shoreline properities with the potential for shoreline renewal and /or protection of native vegetation. Cost sharing will be provided for site assessment and evaluation, site design for restoration, and preparation/planting of vegetation. Shallow water areas contiguous with renewal sites will be protected as a "no disturbance zone". The project goal is to renew native vegetation on 45 sites (1/2 of current development) and retain and protect native vegetation on the remaining sites. A$3,000 cost share cap will be implemented per individual renewal site. All properties participating in this program will receive a departmnet approved deed restriction that permanently establishes the vegetative buffer on the parcel. Shoreland restoration projects will be designed and installed in accordance with the NRCS Best Management Practices Definition and Conditions. Participants in this program will post their property with signs and will allow other lakeshore owners to visit their property for educational purposes. Additional activities will include an information and education program involving Whitefish Lake residents, local and county governments, other lake associations, school children, and conservation groups. Project deliverables include a final report listing project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with a paper copy and an electonic copy of all project products. Project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-168-01
2000
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Activities & Recommendations
Restore Riparian Habitat
Lakes Protection Grant
Information and Education
Grant Awarded
The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will implement a lakewide project to renew and protect vegetation that extends landward and lakeward from the ordinary high water mark of Whitefish Lake. This program will provide for an initial site evaluation/assissment of shoreline properities with the potential for shoreline renewal and /or protection of native vegetation. Cost sharing will be provided for site assessment and evaluation, site design for restoration, and preparation/planting of vegetation. Shallow water areas contiguous with renewal sites will be protected as a "no disturbance zone".
Protect Riparian or Shorelands
Project Deliverable
Final Report
Informational Meetings
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
Data analysis, report production
initial site evaluation/assessment of shoreline properties with the potential for shoreline renewal and /or protection of native vegetation.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
The Whitefish Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. will implement a lake wide project to renew and protect vegetation that extends landward and lakeward from the ordinary high water mark of Whitefish Lake.
 
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Waters