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Shore Primer

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Cottage Life have a document called “The Shore Primer”. Below is an excerpt:

The zone where the water meets the land is the richest natural environment most of us will ever come into contact with, and almost certainly the most complex piece of the earth we’ll have the opportunity to live near and share. Equally important, the waterfront is crucial to your lake’s health, acting as lungs, doormat, cafeteria, and daycare for the lake, as well as a living retaining wall for the shore.

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