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Terri Olson Miller set back the bulkhead at her Lake Washington home because she wanted a beach. Her family loves it–and so do young salmon.

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Joanna Buehler has transformed her property on Lake Sammamish from just a bare lawn to an attractive, diverse landscape. Native vegetation attracts birds and wildlife and protects her shoreline against erosion.

Find out more at the Green Shorelines website.

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Full beach with chairs

Some homeowners are reluctant to add a beach because they are concerned about losing property. While it is true that green shorelines sometimes result in smaller lawns, the square footage remains the same. Some of the lawn is replaced with a beach and shoreline vegetation.

Essentially, you’re converting your property from one use to another. A good design will maintain the ordinary high water mark line so there is no loss of dry land. (more…)

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