The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Riverine Flood Status
Water Safety
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Low Water Status

Improving Streams and Retrofitting On-line Ponds

We cover 50% up to $20,000

Do you have a creek, river or stream running through your property? Limit the loss of land by stabilizing your banks using natural approaches. Planting along the edge of a creek enhances your property and creates an inviting space for turtles, birds and fish to come and play. Let us help you fund this, and more. 

If your pond is attached to a stream it is considered “online” which can dramatically warm up the water, making it harmful to fish. Now imagine seeing schools of cold water species such as Brook Trout right on your property. You can achieve this by taking your pond “offline”, which might be as simple as redirecting the creek around your pond. And we’ll cover up to 50​% of your project costs.

Project Guidelines

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 Project 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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