You Can Protect Canada's Freshwater
Every shoreland matters. Every action counts.
The Problem is Real
Shoreland 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 and improve climate change resilience 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 shoreland will improve your lake and shoreland health. Learn how to restore your shoreland using native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Minimal maintenance required!
Fish Habitat Program
Many lakes and creeks are lacking shoreland and in-water fish habitat and spawning areas. Learn how to restore and maintain the health of freshwater fish populations near you.
Nature Discovery Programming
Nature is for everyone, at all learning levels! Learn about local species, freshwater areas, and how you can help take local action for your environment.
Before & After
When you naturalize your shoreland, you have the best of both worlds: you resolve the issues to create a healthy resilient shoreland, 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.
Canada's freshwater future is your legacy. Discover how in this conversation with Doug Smith and Janet Taylor.
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.