In an effort to promote the health of the lake, the Lake Beseck Environment Committee is facilitating a native plant sale for residents in the Lake Beseck Watershed. These plants can be used to establish vegetated buffers that act as a natural filtering system to catch runoff from your lawn before it enters the lake and storm drains that empty into the lake. In addition, vegetated buffers can act as a barrier to nuisance Canada geese. It is recommended that buffers be at least 5 feet wide so that they can be planted with a combination of shrubs and herbaceous material. Plants that are typically used in buffer gardens include bayberry, inkberry, red osier dogwood, lowbush blueberry, common juniper, purple coneflower, black-eyed Susan, bee balm, joe-pye weed, boneset, grasses, and ferns.