Full title: Lake Phalen Shoreland Restoration, Walking Tour & Plant Guide. In 2000, 80 percent of Lake Phalen's shoreline was classified as highly degraded. The poor condition of the shore prompted the local watershed district and the city to develop and implement a comprehensive restoration plan. Since the project was inaugurated, erosion and safety hazards have been reduced, fish and wildlife habitat improved, and natural plant life restored. Using this book as a resource, you can take a walking tour of the lake and learn about the specific activities undertaken at each shoreline site. Included are maps and guides to plant identification.