Grant opportunities are available to residents in the Georgian Bay region, west of the HWY 400/69 corridor, for stewardship projects which improve water quality and environmental health. These grants are available through the Lake Simcoe Eastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship Program delivered locally by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.
Grants, education and technical support are directed at projects that improve or conserve water quality and aquatic habitat, such as shoreline erosion control, replacing failed septic systems, and planting native species.
To apply, landowners must first register and attend a free Stewardship Workshop. Participating landowners then develop an action plan, host a site visit, and submit an application form, permits, and financial documents. Grants are issued after receipt of all eligible paid invoices and upon project completion.
Upcoming Stewardship Workshops will be held: June 27th, 9:30am – 12:30 Museum on Tower Hill, 17 George Street, Parry Sound; July 11th, 9:30 – 12:30 at Carling Township Council Charmbers on 2 Carling Bay Road West; July 25th, 9:30am – 12:30 at the Township of Georgian Bay, 99 Lone Pine Rd, Port Severn; and Aug. 12th, 6-9pm Senior Citizen Centre, Britt.
To register for a Stewardship Workshop or find more info visit gbbr.ca/communitystewardship. Contact Delaina Arnold, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705.774.0978 for direct inquires. The Community Stewardship Program is made possible through the Environment Canada Lake Simcoe South Eastern Georgian Bay Clean Up Fund.