Situated on one of the most beautiful parcels in Northern Michigan, along a channel that connects Glen Lake and Fisher Lake, this is one of our most favorite shoreline projects to date. It is not only stunning, but it has been under the same ownership for decades and its ecological uniqueness is in good hands.
The customer first contacted Inhabitect because they had been battling a 50+ year old, failing seawall along their channel, as well as experiencing significant loss of their “spit” of land and beachfront due to wave action and erosion. Working within the parameters of the lake association, as well as state and township level governing bodies, a site plan was developed in-house and all necessary permits were pulled. This included a permit to replace the wooden seawall and a plan to protect their natural shoreline with sound bioengineering practices.
The bioengineering portion of the project used 100% native plants that were installed within the water and throughout the varying microclimates and growth zones on this unique parcel of land. We worked closely with the owner, a trained Master Gardener, to ensure our plant selections met their aesthetic goals.