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Buffers for lake water quality talk set for July 25

Jul 05, 2019
Courtesy of: Androscoggin Valley SWCD Vegetated buffers along a shorefront reduce pollution and sedimentation, as well as providing habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.

Washington — The Washington Lakes Association annual meeting will be held in the Bryant Room at Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. Hildy Ellis, program manager for the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, will present on "Vegetated Buffers for Lake Water Quality."

This slide presentation will demonstrate how landowners can improve water infiltration on shorefront properties with a vegetated buffer of native plants. Vegetated buffers stabilize shoreland soils, absorb water and nutrients, trap excess soil, provide wildlife habitat – including pollinators - and mimic natural systems to create a dynamic landscape to enjoy in all seasons.

The public is invited to this free program. For more information, contact Charlotte Henderson at 845-2661.

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