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Native Plants
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.

frog 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?

Grant Products
Sustainable Landscapes and Management for Shorelands

References and Further Resources
Related Websites
Native Plant List

Gervais Lake Shoreland Project


Plant Species Grown

Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District

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.

Poster (510K)

Adopt-A-Plant (12K)

Gervais Lake Shoreland Project Sustainability Manual Cover (123K)

Walking Tour (Page 1) (61K)
Walking Tour (Page 2) (114K)

Gervais Lake Shoreland Project Summary (74K)

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)

Other CUES Publications

Green Landscaping: Native Plants of the Great Lakes

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series

This image (taken in August, 1999) shows one-year-old native plants grown from Minnesota-collected seed.

For more information:
Ramsey-Washington Metro
Watershed District
University of Minnesota
Department of Entomology


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