Big Island's north end to get a little TLC - KMSP-TV

Big Island's north end to get a little TLC

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ORONO, Minn. (KMSP) -

Lake Minnetonka's Big Island is about to get a little TLC at the hands of the Three Rivers Parks District (TRPD) and Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) who have partnered to restore 1,200 feet of eroded shoreline on land at Cruiser's Cove. 

Located at the north side of Big Island, Cruiser's Cove has been torn up from heavy boat traffic and weather creating erosion along the shoreline.

The $267,000 project will be split between TRPD and MCWD and is taking place on land owned by the park district. 

Natural shoreline anchors like large rocks, trees and plants will be used to reinforce the soil to prevent further shoreline deterioration.

"This project is a great example of two natural resource management organizations sharing resources to improve the quality of Lake Minnetonka and enhance wildlife habitat," said John Barten, Natural Resources Director at Three Rivers Park District.   

Work is expected to be done by the end of November.

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