Waters south of us are suffering from poor water quality. Homeowners on lake shore can help reverse that. David Lick, with Itasca Waters, Itasca Water Legacy Partnership, has a web site offering tips for landowners, including Buffer strips of native wildflowers, grasses, trees, and shrubs protect water quality and provide habitat for wildlife. Learn about how to maintain your shore land, and the things you can do to help your lake stay healthy and your property maintain its value by visiting www.itascawaters.org.