Managing Tomahawk Lake shorelands according to consistent shoreland management practices will maintain property values, good water quality, good aquatic habitat, good fishing, swimming, boating, bird-watching and more favorite activities. Using Best Management Practices ensures lakeshore conditions are met.
The goal of the Wisconsin Healthy Lakes Initiatives is to protect and improve the health of our lakes by increasing lakeshore property owner participation in habitat restoration and runoff and erosion control projects.
The State of Vermont Lake Wise program has a very good shoreland best management practices web site. Within the web site is an article on no mow zones. Although the web site contains other best management practices the Vermont shoreland regulations are not consistent Wisconsin shoreland regulation.
Suggested Native Plant Web Sites:
Wisconsin Healthy Lakes Program
Native plantings include grasses and wildflowers with shrubs and trees. Choose one of the six native plant options provided.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources – Restore Your Shore – Plant Guide
Grant assistance web sites:
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department
Michigan – Natural Shorelines: Living in Harmony at the Water’s Edge
Sabastian the Goose encourages natural shorelines – Fun video
Larry the All-American Bullfrog – a friendly message to share with you about the ponds in which he and his family live. But don’t take him for granted, he is a little concerned about his home and wants to share with you his concerns. – Fun Video