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By Louie Stout

The Diamond Lake Association’s Lake Preservation Committee finally got approval to place tree cribs in the lake to protect shorelines and enhance fish habitat.

The committee sought approval from the Michigan DNR last fall with hopes of getting the wood into the lake before winter. That approval came a week ago.

Due to the delay in receiving the permit, the committee decided to wait until fall to plant 10 hardwood cribs along seawall areas and place boulders around some shorelines to reduce erosion. The cribs will consist of three trees in each of the 10 locations and in water 15 feet or deeper.

Michiana Outdoors News will keep you posted when the project is completed.