Our watershed is a vibrant and diverse habitat and a precious source of water. It's also a centre for tourism and recreation - generating over $400 million annually for the local economy! If you live in a town, city, or built-up area in the Lake Simcoe watershed, you can help protect our lake by allowing rainwater soak into the ground naturally and planting beautiful native plants.
What Can You Do?
Have you wanted to make improvements to your neighbourhood, school or workplace? We have grants and support to help with tree or shrub planting, creating pollinator gardens, removing invasive species, hosting an environmental workshop and more. Find out more
The lush greenery and vibrant native plants in this beautiful garden feature can reduce your risk of flooding and enhance your home’s curb appeal. Rain gardens also help stormwater soak into the ground naturally, preventing polluted run-off from reaching creeks and streams.
Do you know where the rain goes? Rain runs off hard surfaces like your rooftop or driveway and flows into the stormwater drain, into creeks and streams, and eventually into Lake Simcoe. This picks up pollutants and causes high levels of damaging
stormwater to reach the creek during storm events, often causing flooding along