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Thursday, 05 February 2015 15:14

Recognizing your stewardship actions across the watershed

Watershed stewardship is the act of caring for the land, water, air, and all the natural features that support a healthy watershed. Stewardship helps sustain your watershed in order to assure clean and abundant water and natural resources for future generations.

Watershed stewardThe first step to being a watershed steward is understanding that your actions can have a direct impact on the health of your watershed. With this in mind, watershed stewards take actions that enhance and protect their watershed, as well as their properties.

Actions may be large or small and may include such things as reducing or eliminating fertilizer use, removing potentially invasive plants from gardens, rehabilitating and restoring vegetation along river courses and lake shores, protecting and restoring important wetlands and forests, and many others. To learn about some of the stewardship actions you can take, visit our website.

At Kawartha Conservation we recognize the importance of each positive action taken by landowners, and their cumulative impact. That is why we want to hear about the stewardship actions you have taken!

Put yourself on the map!

Have you already undertaken stewardship projects on your property? If so, please consider sharing details about your project with us so that we can share it with people across the watershed. With your permission, we will highlight your project on our interactive online map. This will help spread awareness and promote even more action.

We would like to highlight your stewardship projects that are big or small and have taken place in urban, rural, shoreline, and agricultural areas. If you are interested in participating, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "I'm Taking Action." Participants will be eligible to win a free rain barrel this spring!

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