Healthy Lakes Grants
Our 14 Mile Watershed committee has been involved in the DNR’s Healthy Lakes grant program since 2017. These grants fund shoreline improvements that reduce nutrient runoff and soil erosion as well as improve habitat for fish. To date over 50 such projects have been completed or approved.
This is a great program that is subsidized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This program provides applicants funds and expert guidance to beautify their shorelines with gorgeous native wildflowers. This will allow you to do less lawn mowing, create a beautiful shoreline and humanely deter geese. The long roots of the plants will naturally filter the excess nutrients from entering our lake waters, which prevents overgrowth of algae and the more toxic blue-green algae.