The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Enhance Your Connection with Nature

Fresh air, natural beauty, and peace and tranquility. Living in the country provides many benefits, including a connection to the great outdoors that’s not possible in the city. We’re thrilled to offer funding assistance for homeowners like you who want to enhance your connection with nature, right on your own property!

Whether you’d like to plant trees and shrubs to attract wildlife or add to your view, or naturalize your streambank with wildflowers and birdboxes, we have funding for you!

We have funds available to help you:

  • Plant vibrant trees, shrubs and colourful flowering plants to stabilize your streambank
  • Beautify your streambank with overhanging trees and shrubs to create shade and attract wildlife
  • Identify opportunities to improve your aging dam or pond structure
  • Reduce home energy costs and increase privacy through tree planting​

What can you do?

How can you get started?

The process is simple. Identify a project that will improve your productivity and protect your land. Contact our restoration experts to book a free, confidential site visit to review your project and begin the application process. 

Not sure what projects can support your business? Our Restoration P​roject Specialists can visit your property to help you identify opportunities.

Need information from an Restoration Project Specialist?


Lori McLean

Restoration Project Specialist

905-895-1281 Ext. 272

  • Bradford West Gwillimbury (Holland Marsh)
  • New Tecumseth
  • York Region
    • Aurora
    • East Gwillimbury
    • King
    • Newmarket
    • Whitchurch-Stouffville​​​​

Peter Shuttleworth

Restoration Project Specialist

905-895-1281 Ext. 114

  • Barrie
  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Durham Region
    • Brock
    • Scugog
    • Uxbridge
  • Simcoe County
    • Bradford West Gwillimbury (excluding the Holland Marsh)
    • Innisfil
    • Oro-Medonte
    • Ramara 
  • York Region
    • ​Georgina

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We can help! Give us a call or book a site visit and we can help you enhance your property and your connection with nature!

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