Restore Your Shore 2017!
Streambank and shoreline plantings throughout the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority!
If your home, cottage or farmland property boasts a streambank, lakefront, river or watercourse, you may be eligible for free shoreline plants and planting assistance as part of the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s Restore Your Shore Program.
Planting of the shoreline will prevent erosion and run off, enhance fish habitat, and reduce the addition of phosphorus into our waterways which contributes to the growth of blue green-algae.
Funding is limited to 30 property owners who can have their shoreline planted this year with native trees, shrubs and plants to help improve the water quality of our lakes and streams.
Planting plans and plant selections take into account the site conditions and preferences of the property owners including waterfront views and access. Participating property owners approve the planting plans and agree to maintain the plantings.
The Restore Your Shore team is now booking site visits for shoreline assessments and scheduling plantings for Spring and Fall 2017.
Thank you to our funders for a very successful 2016 season with 36 properties planted in the NBMCA jurisdiction. We are looking forward to another fun and successful season!
Contact NBMCA at 705 474-5420 or email Reilly.Henderson@nbmca.ca for more information of to book a visit.