Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Path to the lake

Due to wetlands between our log home property and the lake, we have to follow DEQ rules for accessing the lake. We are creating a path 75% of the way to the lake with mulch that was created from a storm damaged maple tree. The tree removal service chipped them up for us and hubby has been diligently cutting away the brush. Once he completes the path to the boundary we are allowed, then we have to find a rolling dock system that will enable us to access the lake directly. For now, we've been using the public boat launch for our kayaks and fishing boat. I cannot wait until I can take a dive into the water from my own dock!

4 comments:

Rick and Dianne said...

That path looks wonderful, though I bet you wish you could carry it all the way to the lake and not have to "stop" at the wetlands.

We also have protected wetlands on both sides of Andy's Creek. Our biggest problem was trying to keep the very long driveway far enough away from them to appease the overseeing agency.

Both banks of the creek already had walking paths from years past. So we were fortunate in that respect. We are allowed to cut away anything that is already dead, but cutting anything still living from either the creek or the river is frowned upon.

Shellmo said...

Dianne - it's certainly a balancing act! We have to find a dock that will go over the lake reeds - so it's okay to "smush them" but not remove them. In my heart - I do want to protect all the wildlife that depend upon those wetlands - just wish there was an easier way! That's nice that you already had walking paths!

Sandy said...

Well sounds like a big job to me but that will be so nice...

reliv4life said...

Swimming off your own dock - how fabulous!