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Acknowledgements Preface Foreword Section 1 Saving Time and Money Naturally 1 Introduction If Only We Had Known
Thinking of Buying? Expectations and Reality
The Buffer Zone Your Problem Solver
Working With Your Land
Construction Projects Protecting Your Property
Septic Systems Out of Sight Out of Mind?
Water Water Everywhere But is it Safe to Drink?
Shoreline Landscaping or What to do With the Urge to Putter
Reservoirs and Dams The Ups and Downs of Living With Them
Waterside Hobby Farms and Woodlots Protecting Water Quality
Help and Resources
Whose Shoreline Is It Anyway?
Going the Next Step
Contacts and Resources
Native and Invasive Plant Species
Special Considerations for Sensitive Wildlife
Shoreline Erosion Losing Your Land
Accessing the Water Trails Beaches and Docks
HEALTHY Waterfront Living Small Changes Add Up
Living With Wildlife Awesome or Awful?
Surviving the Seasons Fall Winter Spring and Summer
Planning for Visitors When the Doorbell Rings
Enjoying Your Waterfront Boating Fishing Swimming
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