Lakeland Report #12, "Greenbelts: A Circle of Protection for Inland Lakes"DOWNLOAD FILE
May 31, 2016
This report reviews basic standards for establishing and maintaining greenbelts, explains how greenbelts work to protect water quality, and recommended ground covers, shrubs, and trees are best in a greenbelt.
The Lakeland Report #12 report is outdated, but is still referenced by many zoning ordinances. It also lists some plants which are invasive species. Here are two more current sources of information, but unfortunately they are not specific enough for use to adopt by reference for ordinance/regulation purposes:
- Sensible Shoreline Development; A Guide for Shoreline Homeowners
- The second source is the MSU Kellogg Biological Station Shoreline Management Demonstration and Information website, which can change and thus cannot be adopted by reference for ordinance purposes.