Shore Management

Restore the Shore Tree/Shrub/Plant Orders for
May 2023

The 2022 deadline for submitting your "Restore the Shore" Tree Order form and payment for the delivery of trees in the Spring 2023 is coming up on

Must be Received by 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Please mail your "2023 Individual order form" with your check (payment to LLAA) to the following address:

Long Lake Area Association

PO Box 808

Park Rapids, MN 56470

Our Association "Restore the Shore" Coordinator, Sharon Natzel, will combine LLAA's order for the HC COLA/SWCD Restore the Shore program."   Near the end of April, 2023 Sharon will contact those that ordered on Long Lake to arrange the delivery of your order for when the product actually arrives around the first week of May 2023.

If you have questions, please call Sharon at 763-355-7908 or

For ideas on kinds of plants to order, refer to the "Gardening Lake Friendly" Presentation by Keith Manlove during the LLAA 2020 Annual Meeting


Long Lake Association has several members who are working on restoring the shore projects.   Below are some of their experiences and hints so that others can start their own projects. 

Some Possible Project Goals:
  • Protect the lake from runoff and fertilizer.
  • Enhance shoreline appearance.
  • Create a habitat for wildlife.  (birds, frogs and other water creatures)
  • Provide some of the installation labor.
  • Keep the cost reasonable.

This is an example of a rain garden catch basin that a family in neighbor 2 had built.  The basin is to collect and filter water.  Then letting it evaporate slowly so no run off such as organic matter and nutrients get to the lake.




Read pages 2 & 6 of the Fall 2014 newsletter for articles about these projects:


Below is an example of fully grown rain garden

*The information below about creating a buffer zone has been provided by Dave Anderson.
A photo of the brochure that Dave put together about his own shoreline project is at the bottom of this page.  He used a contractor to help with his project but many others have done "DIY" projects with great success.  You are welcome to share your own shoreline projects and photos on Long Lake Living's Facebook page.

This is a picture from the summer of 2016 that shows the final results!

Below is the two-page brochure of Dave Anderson's project: