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Cash in on Creek Care 

Expert tips for managing your rural property

Join us to learn how you can protect your property investment by enhancing your watercourse. We'll also talk about tax incentives and funding opportunities for your property with an added bonus - you'll find out what may be in your creek that you didn't know about! Please RSVP by March 22 to Visit or call 905-895-1281 for details.

Presentation Highlights

Danielle Aulenback, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Looking for some tax relief? Find out about the Managed Forest and Conservation Land Tax Incentive Programs and how you can get tax relief by following an approved plan.
  • Through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), landowners who get their property classified as 'Managed Forest' pay 25% of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties.
  • Under the Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP), you could qualify for a 100% property tax exemption for land that has important natural heritage features.
Catherine Enders, Ontario Farmland Trust
Do you want to protect your farm? Learn about your land protection options from Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT). OFT actively protects farmland by working directly with landowners who have a desire to see their farms permanently protected for agriculture. They offer landowners and community groups tools, such as farmland easement agreements, that can be used to protect individual properties of value to them.

Jeff McNiece, Redside Dace Recovery Project
Ever wondered what's living in your creek? Now's your chance to find out! Learn about the species that may be found in the Lake Simcoe watershed, including the Reside Dace, an endangered species that lives in headwater streams in Ontario. You'll also have a chance to learn about fish and wildlife community interactions, a bit about some of their unique lifestyles and how they depend on healthy local rivers/creeks to thrive, and how soil erosion and landscape changes may affect the watercourses on your property. 

Andrea Gynan or Lori McLean, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
At this session, we'll provide some ideas on how you can enhance and beautify your streambank with vibrant native plants. We'll also help you identify opportunities to improve your aging dam or pond structure, and share some exciting new funding opportunities that will help you complete projects at a lower cost.

Session dates:

Mill Run Golf Club, Uxbridge
Presentation with continental breakfast
March 25, 2017 9am - 12pm

Kettleby-Pottageville Lions Community Hall, Kettleby
Presentation with light refreshments
April 8, 2017 9am - 12pm