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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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In Town

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?

Organize a Community Project 

Have 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

Funding to Help Manage Your Stormwater​

​As 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!

Want to do more to help Lake Simcoe?

Support the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation! Their mission is to raise money to support a cleaner and healthier Lake Simcoe watershed by funding environmental projects through LSRCA. Find out more about the Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation here.