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Tree Planting for 2013Our 2013 tree planting program is currently underway. We will soon be posting application forms for our 2014 program.
Ordering early is the best way to guarantee that you get the nursery stock you want.
Limited Drinking Water Stewardship Funds AvailableIf your property is located near a municipal well or a municipal drinking water intake pipe, you may be eligible for funding to assist with projects that protect drinking water.
Click here to go to our cleanwatercataraqui website for more information.
Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan ProgramsIf you are a property owner in the Town of Greater Napanee or Loyalist Township, you may qualify for funding assistance.
Conservation services refers to services that the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority provides to private landowners to help them to manage natural resources on their own properties.
Our main focus is on reforestation. We also provide technical advice on resource management issues.
There are also some programs available through other conservation organizations that are featured on this page.
Private Land Forestry ProgramsProper forestry practices can provide wind and water erosion protection, can make poor land more productive and can create wildlife habitat. In addition, trees can provide windbreaks and shade, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs. Trees also take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The CRCA offers a tree planting program to rural landowners on a cost-sharing basis. We deliver reforestation programs in partnership with the Trees Ontario Foundation and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Details are provided below.
50 Million Tree ProgramThe Ontario government wishes to have 50 million seedlings planted by the year 2020. The requirements for this program are as follows.
The program includes project planning, tree planting, tending and assessment.
CRCA Reforestation Assistance ProgramThis program applies to properties with a minimum of 0.4 ha (1 acre) to be planted, but less than 2 ha (5 acres). The landowner must pay for:
The landowner must also be willing to prepare the site prior to planting, based on advice from the CRCA's forestry technician.
Seedling SalesLandowners can order trees through the CRCA and do the planting themselves. There is a minimum order of 500 seedlings and individual species can be ordered in multiples of 50. Group orders are welcome.
Lemoine Point Native Plant Nursery - Spring and Fall Potted Stock ProgramEach spring and fall at Lemoine Point Conservation Area in Kingston, potted trees, shrubs and wildflowers are offered for sale. Prices range from $2 to $12 each with no minimum order required.
For more information about ordering trees or about our planting programs, please contact Rick Knapton at (613) 389-3651 or email at rknapton@ cataraquiregion.on.ca.
Drinking Water Source Protection ProgramsThe Ministry of Environment has established the Drinking Water Stewardship Fund, a support program to help landowners take action to reduce threats to local municipal drinking water sources. Funds are available to undertake a variety of work if your property is located near a municipal well or a municipal water intake pipe. For more details click here to go to the cleanwatercataraqui website.
Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan ProgramsA significant portion of the western Cataraqui Region watershed that drains into the Bay of Quinte is within the eligible area for the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan Habitat Enhancement Program.
This programs provides funds to eligible landowners for:
For more information about these programs click on the following links:
Got a Question?CRCA staff can provide technical advice and assistance provided to private landowners on a variety of resource management concerns and issues. Many questions are handled over the telephone or by sending information out to the landowner. In other cases, CRCA staff will meet with a landowner on site to discuss various options. Inquiries from landowners are received on a wide variety of topics ranging from woodlot management to erosion control techniques to constructing bird nesting boxes to drainage issues.
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