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Our newly introduced BlueScaping program is all about landscaping urban areas to manage stormwater on site.  As a part of the program, we offer free workshops where you can learn more about how to improve the function and appeal of your property, and enhance the qualities of your local watershed at the same time.  Please see our events page for BlueScaping workshops that may be happening near you, and keep your eyes on this page for upcoming developments!

Victoria Park Rain Garden Project


Below is a short video by the Greenskins Lab at the University of British Columbia that does a great job of explaining the overall concept of the BlueScaping program:

Be a part if this exciting new approach to landscaping! 

Find out more about actions you can take and the benefits they provide by downloading the 
Landowner Guide to Protecting Water Quality in the Kawarthas.

FREE Native Plants Available For Shoreline Naturalization

Shoreline property owners may be eligible to receive $50 worth of native plants and shrubs through Kawartha Conservation for use in shoreline related projects, while quantities last!  In order to access this opportunity, contact a Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Technician to set up a site visit where we will assist in the development of a site-specific, project plan for the planting (705.328.2271 ext 242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit:

Additional Resources

This program is supported by: 

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To learn more about the BlueScaping program, contact Holly Shipcklark, Stewardship Coordinator, at 705.328.2271 ext. 240 or email