Have you been thinking about adding native plants and pollinators to your property? The Kawartha Conservation 2017 Native Plant Distribution Program is a great way to purchase low-cost native plants for a variety of landscape, garden and shoreline projects within the Kawartha watershed.
“Native plants are a beautiful addition to your property while providing habitat for local wildlife and pollinators and acting as a filter for rainwater runoff,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark.
Native plant root systems take hold easily, grow well, and adapt to changing conditions. As they mature, they build a complex web of roots within the soil, offering greater stability and erosion protection.
Through Kawartha Conservation’s Native Plant Distribution Program, land owners can enhance their property with native plants in a number of low-cost projects.
“The Native Plant Distribution Program provides native plants to community members in the Kawartha Watershed for the purposes of shoreline re-naturalization, habitat creation, erosion control, the establishment of rain gardens, and low-maintenance property beautification,” said Ms. Shipclark.
Shoreline property owners may also be eligible to receive $50 worth of native plants and shrubs through Kawartha Conservation for use in shoreline related projects, while quantities last. In order to access this opportunity, property owners need to contact a Kawartha Conservation Stewardship Technician to set up a site visit where staff will assist in the development of a site-specific, project plan for the planting.
To see the wild flowers, shrubs, grasses and sedges available for order, visit www.KawarthaConservation.com/NativePlants, or for more information call 705.328.2271 Ext 242, or email Stewardship@KawarthaConservation.com.
Orders for the 2017 Native Plant Distribution Program close on Monday, September 4 with pick-up scheduled for Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. KG