Restore Your Shore 2018!
RBC donates $15,000 for shoreline plantings
RBC Foundation donated $15,000 from its Environmental Program to reduce shoreline erosion, minimize nutrient run-off and trap phosphorus-bound particulate in urbanized areas within North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s jurisdiction through the Restore Your Shore program. The RBC funds help with the cost of 15 plantings in urbanized areas, utilizing 1,575 native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plant species suited to the site conditions.
The Restore Your Shore Program is in its fourth year, engaging shoreline property owners in the stewardship of their shorelines.
Keep Calm and Plant On!
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 2018.
Thank you to our funders for a very successful 2017 season with 31 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 or to book a visit.
CiCan Clean Tech Internship, CiCan Natural Resources Internship, Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, Service Canada, RBC Environmental, TD Friends of the Environment, TD Tree Days, Union Gas, North Bay-Parry Sound District Health Unit
Thank you for all the support, 2018 was a very successful year!