Owning a lake house or riverfront property comes with a responsibility to take care of the shoreline, or riparian zone. This includes the land and water along the shore along with the plants and wildlife that live there. Riparian zone restoration improves the water, fish, and scenic views that we all love to enjoy in the Knoxville area.
The team of marine experts at Knoxville Barge can repair or install riparian buffers to restore the local ecology and protect your property. Riparian zone restoration techniques are available whether or not you have a dock on your shoreline.
Call 865-588-0537 or contact us online to schedule a free, on-site consultation to discuss riparian zone restoration services in Knoxville and the Tennessee River area.
Methods of Riparian Zone Restoration
When we talk about riparian zone restoration, the main focus is on restoring the natural habitat for local plants and animals. Of course, you probably want to keep some control over your landscaping, your shoreline, and your view and access to the water.
Knoxville Barge can use a variety of riparian zone restoration techniques to protect the riparian area in a way that looks and functions the way you prefer.
- Remove trash, debris, and unwanted manmade features
- Remove weeds and non-native plants
- Install rip rap for erosion control
- Add native plants with roots that hold soil in place
- Add taller native plants that provide shade to the water
Benefits of Riparian Zone Restoration for Knoxville Area Homes
In addition to good environmental stewardship, there are many reasons to create riparian buffers. First and foremost, a natural shoreline will be easier to maintain. The more alterations you make to the natural riparian zone, the more likely that wind, waves, and erosion will take a toll over the years.
Riparian zone restoration for a lakefront or riverfront home in Knoxville will also improve your community’s water quality and benefit the fish population.
Natural vegetation produces the right levels of oxygen and nutrients in the water, while also shading the water from too much UV radiation. If you just add a rock wall and clear away all the plants, there can be detrimental effects to the local habitat.
Riparian Zone Restoration In Knoxville, TN
For nearly 40 years, the team at Knoxville Barge has been managing the riparian zones at lake and river homes in the Knoxville area. We know what it takes to restore riparian areas while also enjoying your waterfront property.
From dredging and shoreline stabilization to choosing native or non-invasive plants for a healthy riparian zone, Knoxville Barge can do it all. We’ll even make sure that all work conforms to TVA regulations.
Free Consultation for Riparian Zone Restoration
Get started today with a free, on-site visit and estimate for riparian zone restoration and buffers.
Contact us online or call 865-588-0537 to schedule an appointment in Fort Loudoun Lake, Lenoir City, Tellico Lake, and other waterfront properties in the Knoxville, TN area.
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