Consecon Mill Pond Conservation Area

17 Division Blvd, Consecon Creek

Planting plan created by Watersheds Canada
Survey Date: 04/09/2019 Planting Date: 11/06/2019

Schedule A:

Plants & Property

Land Characteristics

This planting plan is designed based on the land characteristics identified during the day of the site visit. Plants are chosen according to the soil and light conditions on your property. The number of plants chosen for each planting compartment takes into account the square metre area of the space, as well as the amount of current vegetation cover. Your property is part of ecoZone: 6b

Land Characteristics by Compartment

Length Width Area pH Soil Moisture Light Height
A 10m 10m 100m2 normalsandy, loamynormalfull sunmax 1.5m
B 14m 5m 70m2 normalsandy, loamynormalfull sun
C 8m 8m 64m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun, partial sun
D 10m 6m 60m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun, partial sun
E 16.5m 7m 115.5m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun, partial sun
F 20m 8m 160m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun
G 7m 2m 14m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun, partial sun
85.5m 6.57m 583.5m2

Plant Selection Summary

The following shrubs and trees are chosen for their suitability and survivability given the current soil and light conditions in each compartment on your property, as well as preferable features.

Plant Species ABCDEFG Potted Bareroot Wildflower
Black Elderberry 21 3
Sugar Maple 13 4
Canadian Serviceberry 510103 28
Silver Maple 1 1
Fragrant Sumac 20 20
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis 333 9
Purple Coneflower 33 6
Sweet Oxeye 3 3
Wild Bergamot 3 3
Bush Honeysuckle 33 6
Butternut 113 5
Pasture Rose 205 25
Black-Eyed Susan 33 6
Blue Lupine 3 3
Butterfly Milkweed 3 3
Gray Dogwood 2 2
White Pine 13 4
Black Chokeberry 23 2 3
Chokecherry 22 4
Ninebark 21010 2 20
Red Pine 3 3
Subtotal 413672226267 35 97 33
Totals 165

Plant Information

The following table summarizes key information about each plant selected for your property.

Black Elderberry
Black Elderberry
Height: 4 m
The Black Elderberry is a large, fast-growing, deciduous shrub or small tree. This species tolerates a variety of conditions and is commonly found in sunny locations with well-drained soils. Black Elderberry can be single or multi-stalked with numerous branches creating a full, round body. Leaves are compound, with 5-7 leaflets that grow opposite each other along the branch. During the fall, leaves tend to turn a pale yellow. During late May to early June, this species produces flowers that are ivory white and grow in flat topped clusters. By late August, flowers turn to glossy, deep purple fruit, which attract a variety of wildlife like songbirds and small mammals. Ripe fruit is edible for humans and is commonly made into jams and jellies. The root system of this species is shallow, and can form colonies through suckering.
Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple
Height: 12-35m
Canada's national tree, the Sugar Maple, is the famous maple syrup producer. This species has the most well-known leaf shape as it is at the centre of the Canadian flag. Leaves produced are arranged opposite to each other and have five lobes or sometimes three with few, irregular teeth. The leaf, is an easy way to differentiate between maple species. The best way to identify a Sugar Maple from a Red or Silver Maple is to look at the notches between the lobes. A Sugar Maple will have a "U" shaped notch, similar to the curve that is made when you make an "L" with your thumb and forefinger. A Red Maple will have a "V" shaped notch, similar to when you separate two of your fingers. Silver Maples have very deep, narrow notches. A common sight around maple trees is the presence of seed keys. Sugar Maple seeds are dispersed by wind, therefore the seeds are encased by a winged capsule, hanging off the tree by a long, slender stalk, usually in groups of two. This species bark is smooth and grey, becoming dark grey and separated into long, vertical ridges which are usually curled outward along one side. Sugar Maples prefer deep, moist, well-drained soils and are often found amongst Yellow Birch, Red Oak, Red Maple, Basswood, and Eastern Hemlock. Sugar Maples produce a hard lumber used for making furniture, cabinets, flooring, and plywood.
Canadian Serviceberry
Canadian Serviceberry
Height: 3-5 m
The Canadian Serviceberry is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree which grows from 3-5 m in a dense round form. This plant may also be known by the common names: Juneberry, Shadblow, or Shadbush. Early in the spring, prior to leaf development, clusters of fragrant, showy white flowers bloom along the branches. By July, these flowers give way to the fruiting bodies. The fruits are initially small, green berries, which grow to the size of blueberries and turn a deep purple-blue upon maturation during the fall. Leaves produced are finely toothed and spear-shaped. Throughout the summer, leaves are dark green and turn a dramatic orange-red during the fall.
Silver Maple
Silver Maple
Height: 30m
The Silver Maple is a fast growing, deciduous Maple tree famous for its majestic, mature form. This species has a broad, round crown that sits on top of a tall straight trunk. Its ascending branches give this tree a full, bushy appearance. Silver Maple leaves can be differentiated from other Maple leaves due to the deep notches on their lobes. It has a silvery white colour on its underside in contrast to bright, light green topside. During the fall, the leaves on the Silver Maple turn a reddish orange to bright golden yellow. Between late April and May, inconspicuous, small greenish red flowers bloom and by June turn to yellowish-green or brownish pairs of winged keys. The Silver Maple's shallow, spreading root system and ability to withstand flood and drought make it an excellent tree to utilize for erosion control and shoreline stabilization.
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Height: 1-2m
The Fragrant Sumac is a medium-sized deciduous shrub within the Cashew family. This species grows between 1-2 meters in height, is multi-stemmed, and produces a round, dense crown composed of erect and spreading branches. Between March and April, small yellow flower clusters bloom on the terminal ends of the branches prior to leaf development. Fruit development begins during late summer. Small, red, hairy berries are produced and can remain on the plant throughout the winter. Male catkins develop on the plant in September. Fragrant Sumac leaves are simple and arranged alternately along the branch. Leaves produced are simple and trifoliate with a large center lobe, appearing similar to Poison Ivy. During the spring and summer, the leaves are light green to green-yellow in colour turning a bright yellow to red or dark purple in autumn. Crushed leaves and stems of the Fragrant Sumac produce a fragrant citrus aroma, hence the common name. The aroma of this shrub is attractive to butterfly species, making it the perfect addition to any butterfly garden. The roots of the Fragrant Sumac are shallow, fibrous, and spread rapidly, making it an ideal choice for stabilizing shorelines and mitigating erosion on steep slopes. Unlike other Sumac species, Fragrant Sumac is significantly less aggressive and easily maintained.
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
Height: 45-90 cm
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis is a hardy, perennial wildflower species that grows between 45-90 cm tall. The leaves are mostly basal, medium green, narrow and lance shaped, slightly hairy, oppositely arranged, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, bright yellow with a dark yellow center, daisy like, have 8 toothed rays, appear solitary at the tip of a flowering stem, and bloom between May and July. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The Lance-Leaf Coreopsis is hardy, easy to grow, and spreads quickly so can be valuable for re-vegetating disturbed sites.
Purple Coneflower
Purple Coneflower
Height: 1m
Purple Coneflower is a perennial wildflower that typically grows about 1 m tall. This plant may also be known by the common name Echinacea. The leaves are dark green coloured, alternately arranged, lance shaped with pointed tips, and have serrated margins. The flowers are showy, pale purple to pink, have 15-20 toothed petals, appear atop erect stems, and bloom between June and August. This wildflower spreads well and can be used to naturalize un-vegetated areas. The roots can be useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines. This flower blooms for long periods. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The seeds are also beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals.
Sweet Oxeye
Sweet Oxeye
Height: 2m
Sweet Oxeye, also known as False Sunflower, is an attractive, herbaceous, perennial wildflower, which can grow to almost 2 m tall. The flowers are perched atop a stiff stem, with a brownish-yellow center cone surrounded by bright yellow to orange rays. Leaves are 5-12 cm long and 2-8 cm wide, oppositely arranged along the stem, ovate to lanceolate in shape, and have a toothed margin. This wildflower grows best in moist, well-drained soils, preferring full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. Some common natural habitats for the Sweet Oxeye are prairies, meadows, forest edges, and stream banks. Sweet Oxeye is drought tolerant so could be planted in difficult dry sites, but will grow best with regular watering. A large variety of insect species are attracted to the Sweet Oxeye, making it a great addition to a habitat garden.
Wild Bergamot
Wild Bergamot
Height: 1 m
Wild Bergamot is a perennial wildflower species that is member of the mint family and can grow about 1 m tall. Its stems are light green and smooth with abundant branching on the upper half. The leaves are oppositely arranged, broadly lanceolate shaped, 6-10 cm long, and have toothed edges. The also leaves emit a aromatic minty/oregano scent when crushed. The flowers are showy, pink/lavender coloured, appear on the ends of flowering stems, and bloom between July and September. The flowers bloom in the center of the head first, moving outwards creating a wreath. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. This wildflower spreads well and can be used to naturalize un-vegetated areas. The roots can be useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines.
Bush Honeysuckle
Bush Honeysuckle
Height: 1m
The Bush Honeysuckle is a small, hardy, deciduous shrub that rarely grows taller than 1 m in height. The leaves are simple, oppositely arranged, ovate shaped, and have finely toothed margins. During the spring and summer, the leaves are dark green in colour, then in the fall they take on a variety of colours ranging from a deep purple to light yellow. The flowers are small, showy, yellow to orange colored, trumpet shaped, appear in clusters on the tips of branches, and bloom between June and July. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, including hummingbirds and butterflies. The roots of the Bush Honeysuckle are fibrous, giving it the ability to form thickets and making it an ideal shrub to plant for erosion control.
Butternut
Butternut
Height: 18m
Butternut is a fast growing, short lived, deciduous tree species that typically grows about 18 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name: White Walnut. The bark is gray coloured and has narrow flat ridges. The leaves are alternately arranged, pinnately compound, dark green coloured, and have 11-17 lanceolate shaped leaflets. The flowers are yellowish green catkins (male), or clusters of red, two lobed styles (female), and bloom between May and June. The seeds are edible, oval nuts that are encased in light green, sticky, hairy husks and mature in the fall. Butternut trees are currently an endangered species because of their susceptibility to Butternut Canker, a fungal disease that can kill infested trees over several years.
Pasture Rose
Pasture Rose
Height: 1.5 m
The Pasture Rose is a small, deciduous shrub which often spreads through suckers to form colonies or thickets in the wild. This species grows erect from a central base with sprawling branches, creating a dense, irregular bush. This shrub produces compound leaves, consisting of 5 to 7 leaflets arranged alternately along the branches. The Pasture Rose yields beautiful 5 centimeter wide white to pink flowers, which bloom in the early summer lasting for approximately a month. The rose hip fruit develops after the flower has died and turns bright red as it ripens. During the fall, the olive green leaves turn yellow to deep red or purple.
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan
Height: 1 m
Black-Eyed Susan is a popular biennial or a short-lived perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 1 m in height. Its leaves are green, alternately arranged, lance shaped, and covered with bristly hairs giving the leaf a grey/green colour. The flowers are daisy-like, have 8-20 yellow ray florets surrounding numerous dark brown disk florets, and blooms between June and September. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The seeds are also beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals. This flower blooms for long periods.
Blue Lupine
Blue Lupine
Height: 0.6m
Blue Lupine is a very attractive perennial wildflower that grows to about 50 cm in height. The stem is a green/reddish color and hairy. The leaves are compound with 7-11, palmate leaflets. The flowers are showy, a vibrant blue/violet color, appear on a flowering spike, and bloom between May and July. These flowers produce long brown seed pods. This wildflower is easily grown by seed. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, including hummingbirds. Blue lupine is a nitrogen fixer, converting atmospheric nitrogen into a usable form, therefore adding the nutrient to the soil.
Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Height: 0.5 m
Butterfly Milkweed is a very attractive perennial wildflower that typically grows about 0.5 m tall. This plant may also be known by the common name Showy Milkweed. The leaves are green coloured, alternately arranged, narrow and lance-shaped, and have entire margins. The flowers are showy, fragrant, bright orange coloured, have five tiny petals, appear in clusters of 8-25, and bloom between June and August. Butterfly Milkweed is easy to grow and is low maintenance. This wildflower spreads well and can be used to naturalize un-vegetated areas. The roots can be useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. It is also a larval host for caterpillars of the endangered Monarch Butterfly, thus planting this species where possible can help protect this at risk species.
Gray Dogwood
Gray Dogwood
Height: 2-3m
The Gray Dogwood, also referred to as Northern Swamp Dogwood or Panicle Dogwood, is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub. This species is multi-stemmed, with a full, round form. The leaves are green and arranged alternately along the branches. During the fall, leaves turn a bright red to deep purple colour. Between May and June, showy clusters of small white flowers bloom. These flowers turn into white fleshy berries late in the summer. The reddish-pink stems hold the berries throughout the winter, creating an artful contrast to the gray bark and snowy scenery. The Gray Dogwood is tolerant of a variety of environmental conditions and its complex, fibrous root system make it an ideal plant to use for controlling erosion.
White Pine
White Pine
Height: 30m
The White Pine is Ontario's provincial tree. This species is the largest northeastern conifer with soft and light needles. The needles are bundled into groups of 5 and are spirally spread around the twigs. White Pine bark is smooth and grey-green when young, becoming dark grey and deeply furrowed upon maturation. This tree produces yellow-green seed cones which are long, cylindrical, and covered in 50-80 scales. Unfortunately, this species is susceptible to White Pine Blister Rust and attacks by the White Pine Weevil. White Pine is a hardy tree which can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, from sphagnum bogs to dry sandy and rocky ridges.
Black Chokeberry
Black Chokeberry
Height: 1-3m
The Black Chokeberry is a medium sized deciduous shrub with edible fruit. This species requires full sun to partial shade and can tolerate soil conditions from loamy and moist to rocky and dry. Naturally, Black Chokeberry is found in wet wooded areas such as; swamps, along shorelines, and within forest understory. This species is multi-stemmed, and forms thickets from stems which arise from the roots. Leaves are simple, growing alternately along the branch turning a bold red to orange during the fall. During spring, clusters of showy, white flowers appear turning into dark purple berries by fall. This species is resistant to drought, insects, pollution, and disease. The Black Chokeberry is often cultivated as an ornamental plant and food product. Additionally, this species is useful for bank stabilization and erosion control applications.
Chokecherry
Chokecherry
Height: 6-9 m
The Chokecherry is a large deciduous shrub or small tree which grows between 6 and 9 m tall and is a member of the Rose family. It produces a twisted or crooked trunk as well as a narrow, oval to round crown composed of many slender branches. Leaves are alternately arranged, simple, have a deep green upper surface, and light matte green undersides with tufts of hair at the vein axils. During the fall, foliage turns a vibrant deep red to fire yellow or orange. Between May and June, small showy white flowers grow in cylindrical clusters on the terminal ends of branches. By mid-August, flowers turn into shiny deep red or black cherries, which hang in elongated clusters. The fruit is ripe by September and provides a food source for birds and small mammals. The Chokecherry is often found as pure stands forming thickets, or mixed with other early succession shrub and tree species. This fast-growing plant can quickly invade logged land, abandoned farms, and exposed shorelines. The fibrous and wide-spreading root system of this shrub make it an ideal plant for erosion control and bank stabilization. This species possesses the ability to withstand moderate flooding and drought.
Ninebark
Ninebark
Height: 2-3m
The Common Ninebark is a very hardy, large, deciduous shrub naturally occurring within riparian zones. This species is often planted as an ornamental shrub for its exfoliating bark which reveals reddish-light brown inner bark. This shrub is multi-stemmed with numerous horizontal and ascending branches creating a full, round shape. The Common Ninebark produces dull green, ovate to round shaped leaves with three to five lobes per leaf. During the fall the leaves turn brilliant yellow or dark purple. Between May and June, showy, bell-shaped flowers bloom in clusters on the terminal ends of the branches. During the summer, these flowers give way to small green or green-yellow berries which turn a bright red upon ripening.
Red Pine
Red Pine
Height: 20-30 m
Red Pine is a coniferous tree species that typically grows about 20 m in height but can grow over 30 m. The bark is scaly and gray coloured with reddish pink tinges. The needles are yellowish green to dark green coloured, long and stiff, appear in bundles of two, and snap easily when bent. The seeds are produced in light brown, oval shaped cones. The pine cone seeds are beneficial to wildlife species, like birds and small mammals. The roots can useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines. Fallen pine needles can increase soil acidity over time, which may reduce other plant species in the area.

Compartment A

Naturalization Area

Taller on sides, low in middle to maintain view.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Plant Height: max 1.5m
  • Light conditions: full sun
Black Elderberry
2
Sugar Maple
1
Canadian Serviceberry
5
Silver Maple
1
Fragrant Sumac
20
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
3
Purple Coneflower
3
Sweet Oxeye
3
Wild Bergamot
3

Compartment B

Naturalization Area

Taller on right
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
3
Bush Honeysuckle
3
Butternut
1
Pasture Rose
20
Black-Eyed Susan
3
Blue Lupine
3
Butterfly Milkweed
3

Compartment C

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Gray Dogwood
2
White Pine
1
Black Chokeberry
2
Chokecherry
2

Compartment D

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
3
Purple Coneflower
3
Butternut
1
Pasture Rose
5
Black-Eyed Susan
3
Black Chokeberry
3
Chokecherry
2
Ninebark
2

Compartment E

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Sugar Maple
3
Canadian Serviceberry
10
Butternut
3
Ninebark
10

Compartment F

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun
Canadian Serviceberry
10
White Pine
3
Ninebark
10
Red Pine
3

Compartment G

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Black Elderberry
1
Canadian Serviceberry
3
Bush Honeysuckle
3

Schedule B

Financial Summary

Project by: Watersheds Canada


The following section outlines the total cost of your project. It has been divided into 2 sections; 1- Plants and Material, 2- Services. It also includes the breakdown of the landowner contribution and the portion that will be paid by Watersheds Canada, as outlined in the Project Costs Total table.

The Natural Edge program has received generous funding to help support the costs of plants, materials, and project coordination and delivery, making this program possible.

Potted stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Black Elderberry 3 $13.00 $39.00
Sugar Maple 4 $13.00 $52.00
Bush Honeysuckle 6 $13.00 $78.00
Butternut 5 $13.00 $65.00
Gray Dogwood 2 $13.00 $26.00
White Pine 4 $13.00 $52.00
Black Chokeberry 2 $13.00 $26.00
Chokecherry 4 $13.00 $52.00
Ninebark 2 $13.00 $26.00
Red Pine 3 $13.00 $39.00
Total Potted plant stock 35 $455.00

Bareroot stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Canadian Serviceberry 28 $2.25 $63.00
Silver Maple 1 $2.25 $2.25
Fragrant Sumac 20 $2.25 $45.00
Pasture Rose 25 $2.25 $56.25
Black Chokeberry 3 $2.25 $6.75
Ninebark 20 $2.25 $45.00
Total Bareroot plant stock 97 $218.25

Wildflower stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis 9 $8.00 $72.00
Purple Coneflower 6 $8.00 $48.00
Sweet Oxeye 3 $8.00 $24.00
Wild Bergamot 3 $8.00 $24.00
Black-Eyed Susan 6 $8.00 $48.00
Blue Lupine 3 $8.00 $24.00
Butterfly Milkweed 3 $8.00 $24.00
Total Wildflowers plant stock 33 $264.00

Tending materials

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Mulch 165 $0.95 $156.75
Tree guards (deciduous only) 10 $1.50 $15.00
Total Tending materials $171.75

Totals

1-Plants and materials
Bareroot plant stock $218.25
Potted plant stock $455.00
Wildflower plant stock $264.00
Tending materials $171.75
Plants & Materials $1,109.00
2-Services Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Watersheds Canada's Site visit (Site visit in-kind) 1 on 04/09/2019 $150.00 $0.00
Plant stocking 165 $2.00 $330.00
Mulching & tree guard installation 165 $1.50 $247.50
Shipping & handling of materials $25.00
Planting plan $350.00
Project management and delivery $400.00
Administration fee $100.00
Services total $1,452.50
Total Project Costs Subtotal
Total project value (including in kind contributions) $2,479.00
Total eligible costs (excluding in kind contributions) $2,561.50
Watersheds Canada's contribution (75% of eligible costs) $1,921.12
Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs) $640.38

Schedule C

Project Agreement

Stewardship Agreement

Please indicate your agreement to this proposed plan by signing the following Stewardship Agreement and submitting it, along with your financial contribution, to:

Watersheds Canada
115-40 Sunset Blvd. Perth ON K7H 2Y4

Plant Availability

Please note that plant species may need to be changed based on plant stock availability at the time of ordering.

Project Completion

Upon receiving your signed stewardship agreement and financial contribution, a date will be booked to complete the project. Watersheds Canada will supply all plants, materials, and planting labour. If there are particular dates that you would prefer, we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

The Natural Edge Stewardship Agreement with Watersheds Canada

Agreement made this 17th Day of the Month of September in the Year 2019.

BETWEEN County of Prince Edward, ON, 17 Division Blvd, Consecon , Ontario, (Hereinafter called the OWNERS)

AND Watersheds Canada, 115-40 Sunset Blvd. Perth ON K7H 2Y4, (Hereinafter called WC)

WHEREAS the Owners and WC have met and discussed plans for shoreline naturalization on the specified area(s) in Schedule A existing on the Owners’ land;
WHEREAS the Owners indicate approval of the project as proposed; and
WHEREAS the project is, or will be for the benefit of the Owners and others;

1. This Agreement shall be in effect for a period of 5 years, commencing with the date of this Agreement.

2. The Owners and WC agree that the areas where the work is to be performed is as described in Schedule A.

3. The Owners grant WC, its contractors, employees and agents, the right to enter the property to perform the work agreed upon as outlined in Schedule A. In addition, WC, its contractors, employees and agents may inspect the work performed for the purposes of monitoring the project and survival assessment, with prior agreement with Owners for date and time of inspection.

4. The Owners agree to contribute the “Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs)” and pay the costs indicated in Schedule B.

5. In instances where the Owners are to pay WC for work to be performed (outlined in Schedule A), the Owners agree to provide payments to WC prior to the commencement of that operation. Failure of payment shall constitute a breach of this Agreement and the Owners agree this Agreement will be terminated and thereupon the Owners agree to pay WC the estimated costs of the operations of the project completed, if any.

6. The Owners agree, if necessary, to perform a reasonable amount of maintenance, which is described in the Native Plant Care Guide, available at watersheds.ca.

7. If the contractor is required to perform the work outlined in Schedule A, then the contractor carrying out the work on the land described will be required to take out and furnish evidence of a comprehensive policy of public liability and property damage coverage. The contractor and their workers will be required to be in good standing with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board prior to performing the work.

8. The Owners agree not to remove, destroy or alter the project without prior consultation and approval of WC. Pruning and trimming planted nursery stock, or adding replacement native nursery stock is exempt.

9. The Owners agree not to mow the planted area.

10. The Owners do acknowledge that WC, its contractors, employees and agents, having performed said works, are not under further obligation with respect to survival of nursery stock, inspection, or maintenance.

11. The Owners, in the absence of negligence, hereby remises, releases and forever discharges WC, its contractors, employees and agents from all claims and demands for injuries, including death, loss, damages and costs in any way related to or connected with installation and maintenance of the work described or resulting from any deleterious effects of the work to the land or to the lands and buildings thereon retained by the Owners.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have agreed to the contents of this plan; SIGNED:

Watersheds Canada

Representative Signature:

This is your organizational representative's signature.

County of Prince Edward, ON

Owner Signature:

About this program

About Watersheds Canada

Watersheds Canada is a non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity committed to working with landowners, communities, and organizations to protect lakes and rivers through developing effective, transferable, and long-term solutions.


This program was created by Watersheds Canada

We believe that every person has the right to access clean and healthy lakes and rivers in Canada. At Watersheds Canada, we work to keep these precious places naturally clean and healthy for people and wildlife to continue using for years to come. We love working with others to meet the needs of local communities, whether you’re a concerned citizen, a landowner, a lake association looking for help, or a coalition of groups interested in activating your local community.