Butler Lake Shoreline Restoration

  • Location
    Libertyville, Illinois
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

We want to eliminate invasive species in the buffer strip between a walking path next to our school and the shoreline of Butler Lake. We will replace the existing vegetation with deep-rooted native plants that support pollinators and other native wildlife, including migratory birds. The plants will help mitigate erosion issues along the shoreline.

Our Plan

We will partner will non-profits to remove invasive buckthorn, propagate native plants using winter sowing, prepare the planting site, and plant over 1,000 native plants that help mitigate erosion, provide habitat for wildlife, and support pollinators and migrating birds. We will use this highly visible area adjacent to a widely used public path to install informational signs that encourage homeowners to adopt landscaping practices that support pollinators, and to incorporate native plants.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Clean Water
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    Invasive Species
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The Benefit

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