Our watershed is a vibrant and diverse habitat and
a precious source of water to many. It's also a centre for tourism and
recreation! If you live in a town, city, or built-up area in the Lake Simcoe
watershed, there are many things that you can do to help protect
our lake. One important piece is allowing rainwater and stormwater to soak into
the ground naturally. When this occurs, our groundwater is maintained and the
rivers, streams and ultimately Lake Simcoe are protected from runoff pollutants
such as salt and phosphorus.
What Can You Do?
you wanted to make improvements to your neighbourhood, school or workplace? We
have grants and support to help with tree and shrub planting, creating
pollinator gardens, removing invasive species, hosting an environmental
workshop and more. Find out more
urban growth occurs, and climate change affects are seen across our watershed
it is important to continue restoration projects that will improve water
quality and quantity in Lake Simcoe and its streams and rivers. Retrofitting stormwater ponds and using low
impact development techniques are one way to achieve the goals of reducing
phosphorus and maintaining and recharging our groundwater. Let us help you address stormwater in your
municipality or parking lot!