Let's Restore Canada's Shorelines
The health of your lakes and rivers depends on it.
The Problem is Real
Shoreline development is impacting Canada's freshwater ecosystems, causing issues such as poor water quality, erosion, and blue-green algae blooms. Taking action on your property now can help reverse these effects while protecting the future of our freshwater.
Programs & Initiatives
Love Your Lake
Not sure where to start? We can help. Contact us for an assessment of your shoreline and all kinds of tips and tricks to improve its natural beauty. A program coordinated by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Watersheds Canada.
The Natural Edge
Restoring a natural shoreline will improve your lake and shoreline health. Learn how to restore your shoreline using native plants. Minimal maintenance required.
Fish Habitat Program
Many lakes are lacking shoreline and in-water fish habitat and spawning areas. Learn how to restore and maintain the health of freshwater fish populations.
Planning for our Shorelands
Ontario's shorelands are facing rapid pressures from development. Learn more about the issues and see how you can take action for your local lake or river.
Before & After
When you naturalize your shoreline, you have the best of both worlds: you resolve the issues to create a healthy shoreline, and you have a property where you don't lose your view or enjoyment.
Plants Make a Difference
Natural shorelines are the best protection for your lake's water quality. It stabilizes soil and slows down nutrients and other run-off from artificially aging your lake.
Even More to Enjoy!
By planting native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers suitable for your shoreline you too can protect from soil erosion, improve water quality, and create wildlife habitat.
Increase Aesthetic Appeal & Recreational Opportunities
Naturalizing your shoreline is easier than you think and the long-term results are stunning! Shoreline vegetation acts as a buffer to a host of natural and human-made pollutants.
John McAllister of Graham Lake describes his experience with the Love Your Lake program and naturalizing his shoreline.
Canada’s freshwater depends on your generosity.
Thanks to generous donors, lakes and rivers across Canada are being restored and protected. You can continue to make a difference with a donation.
We’re Making Progress
Love Your Lake
Who We Help
If you are a waterfront property owner, lake association, or concerned organization who is ready to make a difference, contact us today to see if you qualify for support.