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Friday, 12 January 2018 11:05

Kawartha Conservation launches new BlueScaping Guide for property owners

January 12, 2018 – Kawartha Conservation has launched a new BlueScaping guide to assist property owners in undertaking projects to help beautify and enhance their properties while reducing stormwater runoff and helping to protect the environment.

“BlueScaping is about landscaping urban areas to manage stormwater on site,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark.  “As a part of our BlueScaping program, we have released the new guide as a free resource to help property owners. Landowners can download the guide from our website or come into our office and receive a hard copy.”

BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods: Practical ways to slow, store, spread, and soak stormwater on your property in the Kawarthas is a guide to help landowners understand the environmental issues surrounding stormwater and how each of us plays an important in stormwater management.  It provides practical ideas to get you started on your own BlueScaping project.

“The Guide covers a range of topics including downspouts, water harvesting, better lawns, rain gardens, green roofs, native plants and more,” said Ms. Shipclark. “The BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods Guide is a great resource for residents living across the Kawartha watershed and provides lots of great information on projects that can be undertaken to benefit property owners, communities and the environment – a win, win, win.”

Supporting the BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods Guide, Kawartha Conservation staff hold workshops throughout the year 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.

To learn more about BlueScaping or to download a free copy of the guide visit or visit Kawartha Conservation in person at 277 Kenrei Road in Lindsay.

For more information contact Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705.328.2271 ext. 240.