Resource for Kootenay Lake Living

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Protect your property from flooding and wave erosion, safeguard drinking water, and protect natural areas for future generations.

Best practices to keep your lakeshore natural can protect your property from flooding since deep-rooted trees and roots absorb water and wave energy, reducing shoreline erosion. Native plants, trees, rocks and soil help filter rain and storm water runoff by trapping sediment and contaminants which protect water quality. Since all wildlife need a healthy and safe place to survive and thrive, keeping the lake shore natural preserves fish and wildlife habitat. Download the “Resource for Kootenay Lake Living” for more information.