Shoreline Stabilization

Pledge To Plant Today!


In America, 40% of the rivers and 46% of the lakes are polluted and are considered unhealthy for swimming, fishing or aquatic life. You can do your part to help by pledging today! 


Shore Up Your Shoreline

Is your lakeshore eroding, unsightly or seem to be a goose magnet? Does your lake water turn green each summer? Native plants stabilize shorelines and act as a buffer between your yard and the lake. The roots of native plants filter and absorb polluted run-off and excess nutrients before they ever enter the water. What’s more, native plants anchor soil while beautifying your shoreline. The natural height and density of native plantings also discourage geese who prefer turf. Encourage neighbors to join you in keeping your lake clean. After all, protecting the lake enhances everyone’s enjoyment while preserving property values.  

View Shoreline Projects

  • Take A look at our Partner Projects to see examples of shorelines and other eco-friendly gardens!


Blue Thumb Resources

  • Search for a Blue Thumb partner to help you design, install and/or provide plants for your shoreline stabilization
  • Grant Opportunities
  • Find an expert to talk to your group
  • Use the Plant Selector tool to customize your plant list

Web Resources