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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

Eligibility

shoreline naturalizationBenefits of Shoreline Naturalization

  • 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 or 1-800-267-3504 or info@rvca.ca

Resources:

Volunteers

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.

Example Shorelines

Example eroding shoreline

Example eroding shoreline due to lack of riparian vegetation​

Example eroding shoreline

Example eroding shoreline due to lack of riparian vegetation

Example eroding shoreline

Example eroding shoreline due to lack of riparian vegetation

wildflowers

Example wildflowers growing along shoreline

wildflowers

Example wildflowers growing along shoreline​

no-mow  zones

Example “no-mow” zones​

no-mow  zones

Example “no-mow” zones​

Shoreline Naturalization Project- Before

Shoreline Naturalization Project- Before​

Shoreline Naturalization Project- After

Shoreline Naturalization Project- After​

Example Shoreline Naturalization at Last Duel Park, Perth- Before

Example Shoreline Naturalization at Last Duel Park, Perth- Before​

Example Shoreline Naturalization at Last Duel Park, Perth-After

Example Shoreline Naturalization at Last Duel Park, Perth-After​

Example Shoreline Naturalization Project- Before

Example Shoreline Naturalization Project- Before​

Example Shoreline Naturalization Project-After

Example Shoreline Naturalization Project-After​

Contact Us

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

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

Email:
info@rvca.ca

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

Member of: conservation ontario