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Shoreline restoration

Horticulture Students in the Environmental Landscaping class at Central Lakes College recently installed a shoreline restoration project on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Luana and Jim Koski applied for and received LCCMR Lakescaping funds from the Minnesota DNR to complete their shoreline restoration project. The students worked on the project in their semester-long class from design to installation. The Koskis needed to slow down both erosion and nutrient loading from their property into the lake. Next year’s Horticulture class at CLC will follow up on the project and check on the progress of the Koskis’ new lakescape. Heather Baird, state DNR shoreline habitat specialist, and Darren Mayers, a summer intern and a CLC graduate, were integral in helping to coordinate the project.

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