Shoreline Naturalization Program

RVCA’s Shoreline Naturalization Program offers technical guidance, project management and financial assistance to waterfront property owners interested in naturalizing their shorelines.

The Program OffersShoreline at Work 1

  • Subsidized prices for native shoreline plants
  • Complimentary on-site visits with qualified staff that provide simple, cost-effective advice on “how to” protect your shoreline
  • Project planning and support including: 
    – development of shoreline planting plans and species lists 
    – ordering, shipping and handling of plants and tending materials
    – planting advice and/or assistance-- full project management from start to finish
  • Shoreline naturalization workshops, talks and project assistance for community or lake groups


  • Waterfront property owners along wetlands, streams, rivers and lakes within the Rideau Watershed with the commitment to maintain a healthy, vegetated shoreline
  • Lake associations, river groups or other not-for-profit groups within the Rideau Watershed interested in completing shoreline demonstration sites, community plant handout days, or other shoreline stewardship projects

Want to learn more? Contact:

613-692-3571 ext. 1192 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1192 or



The Shoreline Naturalization Program works closely with many volunteer groups to restore shoreline areas including Scouts, High Schools and corporate groups. Individuals interested in helping plant can register through the City Stream Watch Program.

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Contact Us

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504



Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario