MEDIA RELEASE – Launch of new “Sustaining our Freshwater” pilot program for Municipalities of South Frontenac, Tweed

March 20, 2023, Eastern Ontario — The “Sustaining Our Freshwater” two-year pilot project will engage municipal decision-makers, freshwater stakeholders, Conservation Authorities, small businesses, Indigenous communities, and waterfront property owners with science-based information and educational resources in an effort to sustainably naturalize and restore shorelines to protect and improve freshwater quality.

This pilot project will include many components, including public consultations, information events, freshwater information toolkits through the Planning for our Shorelands program, presentations, public plantings and demonstration events through the Natural Edge shoreline restoration program, shoreline assessments through the Love Your Lake program, and the development of education materials.

This project is generously funded through the Government of Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program and is being delivered by Watersheds Canada, Quinte Conservation, Cataraqui Conservation, Dog & Cranberry Lakes Association, the Municipality of South Frontenac, the Municipality of Tweed, and Friends of Stoco Lake and local residents. Love Your Lake is a program coordinated and delivered by the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Watersheds Canada.


Media Contact

Robert Pye
Executive Director
Watersheds Canada