The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Riverine Flood Status
Lake Simcoe Shoreline Status
Low Water Status

Measuring Success

Measuring Success

Each project we take on and complete has specific goals and outcomes that need to be met. To help communicate the overall effect of our work, the restoration program uses specific icons to help describe the impacts and outcomes of each of our projects.​​

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Enhancing Our Natural Heritage

Projects that contribute to protecting, restoring, or enhancing aquatic and terrestrial natural heritage systems. This is achieved by implementing projects that seek to: create and/or restore wildlife habitat, increase native biodiversity, and/or expand, connect, or buffer natural heritage features.

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Improving Our Water Quality and Quantity

Projects that contribute to protecting or restoring water quality by implementing solutions that seek to address nutrient inputs, sediment loading, erosion, and water temperature.

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Enriching our Soil

Projects that contribute to the protection or restoration of soils within the watershed, by implementing solutions that seek to address, soil quality and erosion due to water and wind.

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Creating Community Connections

Projects that involve our community, provide volunteer opportunities, and provide economic stimulus.

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Addressing Climate Change Concerns

Projects that address climate change through mitigation, adaptation, stormwater, flood control, urban heat and carbon reduction.

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Increasing Biodiversity

Projects that increase the type and variety of vegetation that is found at a site. This is done by planting a variety of native species to help enhance the overall site.

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Protecting Pollinators

Projects that include flowering shrubs, trees, wildflowers, and grasses. Example species include elderberry, serviceberry, dogwood, willow, birch, maple, oak, birch, Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Bebb’s Sedge, etc.

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Guarding Species at Risk

Projects that help improve, protect or enhance the critical habitat for species at risk.


Restoring Terrestrial Habitat

Projects that improve and/or restore terrestrial habitat. Could include grasslands, wetlands, tree and shrub planting, herbaceous plants, native seeds and pollinator gardens.


Restoring Aquatic Habitat

Projects that have restored aquatic habitat(s). This includes riparian plantings, in stream or near stream restoration, wetlands, and any riparian habitat improvements.​ 

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​Reducing Phosphorus

Projects that have reduce the amount of Phosphorus entering our waterbodies.​​

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Reducing Sedimentation

Projects that have a component that could directly or indirectly reduce sediment from entering a waterbody (surface runoff, erosion, atmospheric deposition, etc.). 

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Growing a Green Economy

The economic or financial aspects of the project being put back into our economy. 

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Sequestering Carbon

Project that sequesters carbon, which is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. This would apply to projects such as tree planting, creating wetland and grassland habitat.

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Mitigating Flooding and Controlling Stormwater

Project addresses flooding: project is completed to mitigate flooding through SWP, LID, rain gardens, streams, farm projects. Projects that have a stormwater component; project receives, diverts, reduces peak flows or cleans stormwater.

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Strengthening and Building Partnerships

Projects that build on our current partnerships and or builds new partnerships.

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Healthy Connections

Projects that connect communities, conservation areas and parks together, allowing people to walk and/or bike and enjoy the outdoors. Increasing overall mental health. 

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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