Advancing Shoreland Enhancement Practices: The Matthews Lake Association (MLA) Experience for Healthy Lakes
Date & Time
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Speakers: Richard Howard and Lisa Burns

Description: Representatives of the MLA and the Washburn County Land Conservation Department will describe their approach and planning to galvanize a diverse group of lake shore land owners into a movement to enhance and protect a beautiful lake resource. Our presentation will focus on: 1. The "buildup" of education and learning essential to advance investment in enhancing the quality of the water and land in and around Matthew Lake; 2. The individualized attention essential to gain support and involvement by land owners in both the Healthy Lakes and Rivers grants and "Do-It-Yourself" native plantings and runoff control practices; 3. Utilizing the skills and knowledge of outside resources and experts in fortifying the case for lake shore enhancements; 4. Successes and challenges in the development process; 5. Organizing for successful implementation.