You Can Protect Canada's Freshwater
Every shoreline matters. Every action counts.
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
Want to protect your lake but not sure where to start? Love Your Lake is a shoreline assessment and education program available across Canada on a lake-wide and individual property basis.
The Natural Edge
Restoring a natural shoreline will improve your lake and shoreline health. Learn how to restore your shoreline using native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Minimal maintenance required!
Fish Habitat Program
Many lakes and creeks are lacking shoreline and in-water fish habitat and spawning areas. Learn how to restore and maintain the health of freshwater fish populations near you.
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.
What is the ribbon of life, who lives there, and why is it important? A Natural Edge testimonial by Blu Mackintosh.
At Watersheds Canada, we believe sharing our resources, expertise, and programs allows us to make the greatest improvement to water health across Canada.
When we teach you how to help, we give you the power to pass on that same help to others.
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.