If you’ve ever wondered what the best kind of plant was for your shoreline, now there’s a way to find out.

The Coalition of Haliburton Property Owners’ Association has launched a new, online tool. It lets people looking to re-naturalize their shorelines easily look up what vegetation should be planted. The association is a big advocate of protecting shorelines in the area, and this new tool is part of its Shoreline Improvement Project, also called the “Love Your Lake Program”.

The association recommends people create at least a 10-foot ribbon of natural vegetation along their shorelines. That helps reduce runoff and pollution issues, while also making a natural habitat for small animals that live in and around the lake. You can see the CHA’s new shoreline vegetation database for yourself at its website.