This widget, launched during Lakes Appreciation Month (July), provides a series of ten tips for improved lakeshore stewardship, focusing on natural lakeshores - lakeshores with plenty of native trees, shrubs, and overhanging vegetation. Native vegetation along lakeshores provides food, shelter, habitat and shade for fish and protects the lake from the damaging effects of erosion and polluted stormwater runoff. This contributes to improved water quality, which can in turn help increase the value of lakefront property.
We encourage you to help spread the word about the importance of natural lakeshores. This widget links to EPA's Clean Lakes site, (http://www.epa.gov/owow/lakes/widget/lakestipsfull.html) where additional information and resources on lakeshore stewardship are available.
To insert this widget on one of your pages, copy and paste the code below into the appropriate section of your HTML code.
<iframe FRAMEBORDER="1" WIDTH="211" HEIGHT="142" id="LakesMonthTips" SCROLLING="no" MARGINWIDTH="0" MARGINHEIGHT="0" SRC="http://www.epa.gov/owow/lakes/widget/laketips.html"></iframe>
For more information about widgets, please see the EPA.gov Widgets page.