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Online Conference Invites Waterfront Property Owners To Help Shorelands

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Experts say the several feet on land closest to the water is critical to maintaining a healthy lake and property owners are encouraged to find out more at an upcoming free meeting.

Oneida County Land & Water Conservation Department is hosting a free virtual two-day workshop promoting initiatives to reduce shoreline erosion, improve water quality, and create wildlife habitat.

Lake Shore Restoration Specialist Baerbel Ehrig says the event is designed to introduce people to funding options for shoreline restoration and how to get the work done. Ehrig says the event will be on ZOOM with a number of guest speakers over the two days discussing shoreland topics...

"...benefits for shoreland restoration, effective pesticides on aquatic life and pollilnators, what needs to be considered for creating pollinator habitats with native plantings and improving and stabilizing shorelines..."

Ehrig says a property owner who restored his shoreline will be on hand to talk about his experience. Other topics include what is a healthy lake and shoreline naturalization. Ehrig says you can pick and choose where you want to attend online.

The presentations are being held the mornings of June 24 and 25th from 9:00 a.m. until noon each day. Ehrig says it is split over two days as it's easier to keep people involved online in a shorter period of time.

More information is available at the Oneida County Land & Water Conservation office:  715-369-7835 or behrig@co.oneida.wi.us

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