WASHBURN COUNTY: LCO-Shoreland Mitigation/Restoration Demonstration Project

Purpose

Washburn County will implement a county-wide project to establish shoreline buffer demonstration areas on lakes. These areas will be used to inform and educate county lakeshore owners about the benefits of shoreland restoration. This program will provide for restoration activities both above and below the ordinary high water mark and allow for cost sharing of plant stock, site preparation materials, site design, and erosion control materials as necessary. Bioengineering sites for the stabilization of shoreland will also be demonstrated with this project. All properties participating in this program will receive a department 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 Definitions and Conditions. Activities associated with this program include; technical assistance to landowners, development of a technical guide for buffer restorations, and training workshops for the public and local contractors. The Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association would be a partner in this project, involved in the identification and selection of sites for the demonstration areas. Project deliverables for this project include a final report listing all project accomplishments including the number of parcels or lots participating in the program. The Department of Natural Resources will be provided with both a paper copy and an electronic copy of all project products and periodic reports on the progress of the project. The project results will be disseminated to the public by newsletter(s), or public meeting(s), and/or local newspaper article(s).

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Lakes Grant
Lake Protection Grant
LPT-160-01
2000
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Grant Awarded
Washburn County will implement a county-wide project to establish shoreline buffer demonstration areas on lakes. These areas will be used to inform and educate county lakeshore owners about the benefits of shoreland restoration. This program will provide for restoration activities both above and below the ordinary high water mark and allow for cost sharing of plant stock, site preparation materials, site design, and erosion control materials as necessary. Bioengineering sites for the stabilization of shoreland will also be demonstrated with this project. All properties participating in this program will receive a department 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 Definitions and Conditions. Activities associated with this program include; technical assistance to landowners, development of a technical guide for buffer restorations, and training workshops for the public and local contractors. The Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association would be a partner in this project, involved in the identification and selection of sites for the demonstration areas.
Habitat Restoration - Shoreland
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Educate and engage residents
10100943
ATTAINS Implementation Initiated
Washburn County will implement a county-wide project to establish shoreline buffer demonstration areas on lakes. These areas will be used to inform and educate county lakeshore owners about the benefits of shoreland restoration. This program will provide for restoration activities both above and below the ordinary high water mark and allow for cost sharing of plant stock, site preparation materials, site design, and erosion control materials as necessary.
 
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