Sign up here for your free shoreline evaluation The Environment Council will be offering free shoreline evaluations again this summer, thanks to funding provided through a Toronto Zoo program. The funding will allow a professional shoreline restoration consultant to provide 10 on-site evaluations and recommendation reports. The goal of this program is to help protect water quality by encouraging waterfront owners to naturalize their shorelines with buffer zones of specially selected plants and stabilization materials. This reduces erosion and helps keep excess nutrients and pollutants from washing into the water from the land. Natural(ized) shorelines also provide critical habitat for the wildlife you love to watch. To sign up, please email us at email@example.com be sure to include the following contact information so our shoreline consultant can book an appointment with you and easily find the way to your property: Full name(s) of property owner(s) Email address(es)
Municipal address at the lake. If you’re on an island or have a boat access only property, please include the island name/number and/or the shore landing most convenient to your property.
Your contact information will be kept confidential. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances of getting an evaluation.
Look for us at summer events
Watch for our Environment Council information table at events around the lakes early this summer. We plan to be at the Blues Festival at Young’s Point, June 8, and at the Upper Ston(e)y Lake Association Craft Show at Crowes Landing, June 30. Information will also be available at the Upper Stoney Lake Association and Association of Stony Lake Cottagers annual meetings on June 29.
We’ll have lots of information on hand about naturalizing shorelines, low impact dock ideas, the importance of wetlands and lots more – including the new algae booklet published by the Kawartha Lake Stewards Association.
While you’re taking part in these events, come on over and learn how you can help keep the lake you love healthy. You can sign up for a free shoreline evaluation at these events as well.
Conservation Crew Opportunity
Earn High School Volunteer Credits
A program presented by the
Kawartha Heritage Conservancy& Environment Council for Clear, Stoney and White Lakes
Who Students ages 13-18
What Opportunity for young people to participate in a great work and educational experience, including:
- on-the-ground surveys for important wildlife and plant species on conservation property,
- trail mapping and design using computer and GPS technology,
- monitoring small streams for water quality, including flow and temperature
Where North shore of Stoney Lake on Kawartha Heritage Conservancy land
When Summer 2013 – flexible dates – 4 hours on site
Why Care for the lake and lands that you love, offer service to your community,
attain volunteer high school credits, educational experience for your resume
Space is limited
Sign up Now!
Contact Environment Council Research Coordinator Roz Moore at