Lakeshore Buffers and Stabilization

Lakeshore erosion can cause your property to sluff into the lake. Not only does this put your property at risk, but it also contributes to poor water quality. ACD can provide technical and financial assistance to help design and fund a stabilization or native plant buffer project on your property. Projects can range from native vegetation buffer plantings to large-scale engineered stabilization projects depending on location needs and property owner priorities.

Cost share availability may differ depending on location and project type. Cost share requests will be ranked regularly and project locations will be chosen based on need and available funding. We continually seek additional funding sources, so if there is not funding at the time of your application, you will be added to a waiting list and contacted when funding becomes available.

Contact us!

Contact Jamie Schurbon or Kris Larson for more information on installing a shoreline project on your property.

ACD Cost-Share and Technical Assistance

Requests for cost-share or technical assistance will be ranked regularly and project locations will be chosen based on need and available funding. Cost-share amounts are typically between 50%-75% of the total project cost and will be outlined in the cost-share agreement. We continually seek funding, so if there is not funding at the time of your application, you will be added to a waiting list and contacted when funding becomes available.

To apply, send the following information by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Your name, phone number, and email
  • Address of your property
  • Brief description of your lakeshore project goals

Do-it-Yourself

You are more than welcome to move forward on your own lakeshore restoration project without cost-share through ACD. Depending on availability, our staff may be able to offer some technical assistance including site design. Contact Jamie Schurbon or Kris Larson for more information. More do-it-yourself resources are linked below:

DNR Lakescaping and Shoreland Restoration

ACD Lakeshore Restoration Brochure 

Guide to Lake Protection and Management