Shoreline Protection & Restoration From Rip Rap to Native Plantings
Date: May 20, 2017
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Event DescriptionSponsored by the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association
RIP RAP ~ 9:00
Pat Dixon, a highly regarded certified Aquascape
Contractor, will cover the basics of what is needed to
protect the high energy shorelines of Beaver Dam Lake.
Included will be repair and maintenance of rip rap, when
does your shoreline need repair and what work needs
permitting. If you send us some pictures of your shoreline
in advance, he will address these without identifying
properties by name. We will also leave time for Q&A.
NATIVE PLANTINGS - 10:15
Patrick Goggin, UW-Extension with specialization in
shoreline protection, will cover the basics of what
plantings are best for shoreline protection that also add
beautification as well as providing native habitat. He will
review the Healthy Lakes Program which provides DNR
grants up to $1,000 to property owners to fund these
projects. Pictures from some of the 11 Healthy Lakes
projects on Beaver Dam Lake will be part of the program
as well as information as to how you can participate in this
successful program. Handouts will be provided.
HANDS ON 11:30 to 1:30 pm
Enrollment limited to first 20 signups - $15
Patrick Goggin will lead a group in an off-site hands-on native planting. Native plantings are one of the practices in the Health Lakes Program. Participants in this workshop will get a planting tool and a bag lunch. You will learn more about the variety of native plants, laying out different types of gardens and future garden care. Dress appropriately for planting. We will depart from the Watermark at 11:30 a.m.