Simple Tips to Keep Your Lake Healthy

A Buffer of Native Plants Preserving a natural buffer of native plants is one of the best ways to protect a lake. Shoreline plants filter sediment and chemicals from runoff, provide food and shelter for fish and wildlife and can slow or prevent shoreline erosion. Shade from overhanging shrubs...

The Massachusetts Lake and Pond Guide

If you are a lake and pond lover like me, you may want to learn more about lake ecology and lake management. The more educated you are, the more you will enjoy the lakefront living lifestyle! A publication by the MA Department of Conservation & Recreation Lakes & Ponds Division was...

Lake Management – Shoreline Buffer

What is a Shoreline Buffer? In the simplest sense, a shoreline buffer is a vegetative zone along the shoreline of a river or lake. The presence of plants along the shore buffers or protects the lake by keeping erosion at bay and by filtering contaminated water and/or excessive nutrients...