10 waterfront properties across Muskoka have received a biodiversity boost of 50 native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns, all planted by lake association volunteers!
A program to help residents install new shoreline gardens.
Restore Your Muskoka Shore offers natural waterfront garden installation with wildflowers and other native plants—from the consultation stage through to volunteer planting—to private waterfront landowners.
Learn about the importance of shoreline buffers for wildlife and water quality and why you should choose native plants for your property.
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Learn about our renaturalization projects here!
Site Visit: July 8, 2018
Planting Date: August 24, 2018
The Miyanishi Family applied for a Restore Your Muskoka Shore grant for their cottage on Three Mile Lake to help them recover from storm damage on their property.
On July 7, 2017, they experienced a “micro burst” storm which brought down many of the trees on their property, including seven trees right on the waterfront. As a result, the Miyanishis were left with a vast empty area in the front of their cottage, sloping down towards the lake.
The Miyanishi Family wanted to renaturalize this buffer area in order to prevent erosion and reduce the amount of sediment, nutrients and organic matter that is entering the lake, especially with the short, hard rainfalls that they have been experiencing of late. They also wanted to gain back some of the privacy that they lost due to the loss of these trees, and at the same time beautify the area with some natural wildflowers and shrubs.
“Thank you to the Three Mile Lake Association and Muskoka Watershed Council for enabling us to be a part of the Restore Your Muskoka Shore program and helping recruit volunteers for our planting yesterday. It was a great day and I think everyone had a good time and learned about naturalizing for the health of our lake! It was also good to meet some of the folks from the lake.
We feel very privileged to have been part of this program.”
Site Visit: July 8, 2018 Planting Date: August 24, 2018 The Miyanishi Family applied for a Restore Your Muskoka Shore grant for their cottage on Three Mile Lake to help them recover from storm damage on their property. On July 7, 2017, they experienced a “micro burst” storm which brought down many of the trees on their […]
Wild about wildflowers? Interested in shoring up your shoreline against invasive species? Waterfront landowners in Muskoka can beautify their shorelines with shrubs and wildflowers while reaping the benefits of biodiversity! Muskoka’s new Restore Your Muskoka Shore program will help residents with installing new shoreline gardens. The Muskoka Watershed Council, in collaboration with The District Municipality […]