This image taken in August, 1999 shows one-year-old native plants grown from Minnesota-collected seed.
Before and After Images of the Gervais Lake Shoreland Project
The Gervais Lake Shoreland Project was initiated in 1997 to provide landowners with information on sustainable management and provide options of native landscaping on Gervais Lake's Shorelands. The partners are committed to the conservation of water quality and biodiversity.
Grant Partners include: Gervais Lake Association, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, University of Minnesota Department of Entomology
The project was funded by the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities Area through the 1997 Twin Cities Water Quality Initiative Grant Program.
Why use native plants?
Sustainable Landscapes and Management for Shorelands
Gervais Lake Shoreland Project
The files below are available in PDF format which requires the free Acrobat Reader plug-in which you can download from the Adobe web site.
Related Information: Other Sites
Shoreland Landscaping Series
University of Minnesota Extension Service
Landscaping for Wildlife and Water Quality
Section of Wildlife, Nongame Wildlife Program
Authors: Henderson, Dindorf, and Rozumalski
Order from: Minnesota's Bookstore (651-297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757)
This image (taken in August, 1999) shows one-year-old native plants grown from Minnesota-collected seed.
For more information:
University of Minnesota
Department of Entomology