WATERFRONT BUFFER ZONES

Greenbelts Lead to Improved Water Quality

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Keeping a buffer of native vegetation along your waterfront benefits wildlife and water quality in many ways. Native vegetation buffers protects streambanks against erosion, filters pollutants and debris from stormwater runoff, keeps water temperatures cool by providing shade, promotes recruitment of woody habitat into streams, minimizes the risk of invasive species becoming established and helps attract both aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. Huron Pines works with landowners to enhance and restore waterfront buffers. Whether you have a cabin on the lake or operate a farm you can contact us for assistance in managing your waterfront for improved water quality and wildlife habitat.

CHECK OUT: Michigan Native Plants List
CONTACT:
Ecologist Jennifer Muladore,
jennifer@huronpines.org, (989) 448-2293 ext. 31