I am working with a township that has several inland lakes, all of which are fully developed with seasonal and year-round homes. Most homeowners have manicured lawns down to the water's edge. The township is looking for zoning-based incentives to convince riparian owners to revegetate the shoreline. For instance, allowing a waterfront deck, provided that twice the amount of the deck's area be revegetated on the rest of the shoreline (this idea has several problems, but there may be a way to write an ordinance that minimizes them). Has anyone seen any kind of incentive program using zoning for this purpose? Googling "shoreland protection + zoning incentives" mostly hits sites offering tax rebates or or other financially-based incentives. If anyone in the the Throbbing BrainTM can help, I would be grateful.