Next DLC meeting will be March 16. Interlaken Townhall, 100 Grasmere Ave at 7PM

The DLC was chartered in 1974 by the 7 shore line towns. Our mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and resources to preserve and restore Deal Lake and its tributaries as a healthy and stable ecosystem. In addition, control lake levels during heavy storms to the best of our ability with limited ocean tide controls.

    Updates/Flume Status

    Shore Line Plantings

    Suggestions for Deal Lake Shore line protection:

    Trees can be a bit tricky depending on exposure and depth to groundwater, but Sycamore is water loving tree as is Red Maple, Pin Oak and Brookside and Speckled Alder…stay away from willows, especially along very steep banks

    Shrubs you can’ go wrong with red osier dogwood which does well in moist areas and has the benefit of in the winter, when they are leafless, of having a bright red stem.  Could also consider blueberry, inkberry, service berry and for shadier areas even mountain laurel

    As far as grasses close to the water stick with low maintenance (only need to be mowed once a year if it all) plants such as common three square, spike rush, etc., Flowering plants that work in wet to moderately we areas include blueflag iris, swamp hibiscus, bee balm, coneflower, Black eye Susan.   Again sunlight exposure may dictate which plant to use. 

    Pinelands Nursery in Columbus NJ (near Bordentown) is a great source of plant material

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