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Minnesotans love their lakes and rivers

With nearly 12,000 lakes, 7,000 natural rivers and streams and more than 7,200 miles of major rivers, there's a lot to love.

Canoe on a Lake

We all share a responsibility to care for and sustain the health and beauty of Minnesota's waterways. However, recreation, shoreland and watershed development, and other threats to water and habitat quality are impacting many of these valuable resources.

To help home and cabin owners protect both their investment and the water, Extension offers a two-DVD set, Better Living on Our Lakes and Rivers. Included is information on lawn care, shoreline vegetation, habitat for wildlife, stabilizing shorelines to prevent erosion, preventing spread of aquatic invasive plants and animals, culverts, septic systems, and wastewater treatment.

Better Living on Our Lakes and Rivers Cover

Purchase online for $20 plus shipping at shop.extension.umn.edu (item number 08307).

For more information, see: shop.extension.umn.edu

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