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On the Water

Healthy shorelines are a vital connection between land and water. Whether you live right on Lake Simcoe, or have a stream, creek or river running through your property, protecting the shoreline or streambank can restore your property and enhance your view.

Whether you'd like to plant trees and shrubs to prevent erosion and improve water quality, or naturalize your streambank with wildflowers and birdboxes, we have funding for you!

We have funds available to help you:

  • Stabilize your streambank or shoreline naturally and securely
  • Beautify your view with overhanging trees and shrubs to create shade and attract wildlife
  • Reduce shoreline erosion and your risk of flooding with beautiful trees and shrubs

What can you do?

Stabilize Your Streambank

Limit the loss of land by stabilizing your banks using natural approaches. Planting along the edge of a river or creek enhances your property and creates an inviting space for turtles, birds and fish to come and play. Let us help you fund this, and more. We can cover up to 50% of your project costs.

Plant Trees and Shrubs

Planting trees and shrubs along the shoreline will increase the beauty of your property, prevent it from eroding and improve the quality of your waterfront. The added bonus - it adds natural habitat for wildlife and it helps keep the water clean. We can help you plant trees and shrubs by covering between 50 and 90% of project costs. 

Attract Wildlife 

Bring birds, bees and butterflies and other wildlife to your home. Install bird, bat or bee boxes, plant a butterfly garden, plants trees and shrubs, or maybe even install a snake hibernaculum. We can even create a wetland or grassland! Let us know what you're interested in and we can cover up to 50% of your project costs.

How can you get started?

The process is simple. Identify a project of interest and contact our Stewardship experts to book a free, no obligation site visit to review your project and begin the application process. 

Not sure what type of project you're interested in? Our Stewardship Technicians can visit your property to identify opportunities that will help you enhance your property.