To the editor:
Careful use of land surrounding our lakes and streams is essential to protect one of Shawano County’s greatest assets – clean water. Good water quality is also necessary for many wildlife species and providing us with recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating and swimming.
Shawano County has begun a program offering cost-sharing of 50 percent (up to $2,500 per property) for the voluntary installation of shoreland restoration projects. Property owners, who are required to complete shoreland mitigation projects, will be eligible for a 25 percent cost-share rate and up to $1,250 of cost-share per property.
The majority of this program will be focused within the Shawano Lake watershed. The Shawano Lake watershed contains Shawano, Bahr, Korth, Lily, Loon, Lulu, Washington and White Clay lakes, their tributaries, and all lands draining into these waterways.