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pictured rocks national lakeshore, grand marais MI


photo by Eagle Shoreline Protection LLC: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Grand Marais, MI

baraga lakeside inn after living shoreline installation, blooming yellow flowers, coir logs and soil bags holding up the shoreline and stabilizing it
baraga lakeside inn shoreline eroding, before livnig shoreline installation, soil degrading

A living shoreline reunites land and water, allowing for native wildflowers and grasses to re-establish a strong root system, which naturally and effectively strengthens the shoreline. When compared to traditional erosion control techniques, which only redirect corrosive wave energy, living shorelines alternatively absorb water and sediment. We use only bio-degradable materials to ensure a seamless and eco-friendly transition to a self-sustaining, natural shoreline. 

For example, Baraga Lakeside Inn (pictured right) contracted Eagle Shoreline Protection after the loss of up to 15 feet of coastline which was quickly encroaching on their guest parking lot. This installation (2021) features soil tubes, coir (coconut) logs, and an 8-foot native plant buffer-zone in full bloom.

In addition to the restored and stabilized shoreline, Baraga Lakeside Inn has attracted a newly established population of native sparrows (complete with bird houses) and is now considered a nationally registered Monarch Butterfly habitat waystation. Now, they can offer their guests a beautiful view, bird- and butterfly-watching, a clean beach/swimming area, and a newly accessible kayak/canoe launch.

Baraga Lakeside Inn
Baraga, MI

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