NEWSFLASH June 28, 2015
LOVE YOUR LAKE Shoreline Enhancement Project Grants
Available to Lake of Bays Waterfront Property Owners
Apply before July 24th to receive a $1,750 grant for a shoreline planting project on your property this fall!
The Love Your Lake Fish Habitat Enhancement Program is a shoreline makeover program to naturalize private shorelines across Ontario. Five shoreline planting projects on Lake of Bays will be funded this year. With minimal cost to you, the Muskoka Watershed Council will design and help you plant your shoreline.
Why undertake a planting project on your property?
Who is eligible for a Shoreline Enhancement Grant?
u think your property was assessed but you have not received a letter or have had trouble accessing your property report online, please contact Rebecca Willison at the Muskoka Watershed Council (705) 646-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply for a Shoreline Enhancement Grant?
before July 24th. Please include your name, your cottage address and a brief description of the naturalization project you would like to see on your property.
Criteria to consider when applying would be;
1. moderate to significant shoreline erosion
2. a loose rock retaining wall with no supporting vegetation
3. a significant stretch of shoreline with no natural vegetation
What happens on a site visit?
Once a plan is approved by you, the planting will be scheduled for the fall of 2015. Program staff will provide all the technical and physical assistance required, including ordering the plants, supplying equipment, and helping you plant your shoreline.
Up to $1,750 is available for each property to subsidize the cost of plants, labour and the site visit. Five grants will be awarded on Lake of Bays this year.
Lake of Bays Association
Phone: 705 767-3395