Gull Lake is committed to ensuring a healthy lake through the shoreline re-naturalization effort.
To protect, maintain and improve Gull Lake's natural shoreline that will ensure the lake's overall health for today and future generations.
Congratulations to our 2018 Contest Winners!
First Place goes to the Ashley family.
Second Place goes to the Russell family.
Don’t miss the 2019 AGM where both families will present their stories. Your 2018 Fall Newsletter also has an initial update on the Shoreline Contest.
Common signs of a healthy shoreline
Lots of native vegetation
Different levels of vegetation from taller trees to smaller shrubs and plants
Dead snags (underwater tree stumps or branches) and stones
Birds, fish and other wildlife
Common signs of an unhealthy shoreline
Area(s) cleared of all or most vegetation
Lawn that extends right to the water’s edge
Natural shoreline replaced by a hardened structure
Problems such as shoreline erosion and poor water quality
Prominent algae blooms and excessive weed growth
Protect your property with Shoreline Buffers
A shoreline buffer is a permanent strip of vegetation along the shore that protects the water body from human impacts or natural processes. Property owners can help keep our lake healthy by planting and maintaining a healthy shoreline buffer. Native shrubs and trees are adapted to local conditions, require no maintenance, and provide food and shelter for wildlife.
Learn more on how to keep your shorelines healthy by downloading the resource material list below.