A unique opportunity is available for landowners in the Bowmanville/Soper Creeks watersheds. This year (2012), the Community Stream Steward Program (CSSP) is working to protect and enhance waterways in Durham Region and they have selected this watershed as the target area for stewardship, workshops, and conservation projects. The CSSP is a non-profit, non-government program that works to help private landowners realize their stream conservation goals. The CSSP has partnered on and implemented over 300 project in the last 8 years by providing project advice, help with permit applications (when necessary), and project funding.
Based on the location of your property, you may be eligible for help and funding support from the CSSP for stream stewardship projects this year. Projects are determined based on your unique situations, and can include:
- Native tree and shrub plantings
- Stream bank stabilization projects (for areas with erosion issues)
- Fencing to exclude livestock from streams and/or wetlands
- Alternate watering systems for livestock
- Stream crossings for livestock and/or equipment
- In-stream habitat enhancement for fish
If you are interested in doing a project this year, the CSSP will provide a free site visit to discuss options with you.
Andrea Hicks, Coordinator
Tel: 705.748.6324 ext. 253
Please note, this funding is ONLY available this year so if you are
interested in participating, please contact us as soon as possible!
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