Many of us dream of owning our own lakefront property. Being able to wake up to the sound of water birds from our lake view deck is a wonderful thing! Imagine walking out onto your dock, piling your fishing gear into the boat, and heading out just after sunrise to catch those silvery fish! Now that's living!
Owning a property on the lakefront also entails a deeper responsibility, too - lake stewardship. How can we enjoy nature's full benefits for years to come? Educate yourself! What species of shore plants, fish, mammals, birds and amphibians should you expect to find along the shore and in the lake? Discover the impact your lifestyle is having on the shoreline and lake habitats and make changes to lessen your impact!
Check out Living By Water's website for ideas on how to give your lake shore a makeover.
Want some help? Nature Alberta's "The Living by Water Project" does confidential home site consultations, to help you employ environmentally friendly practices on your lakeside property.