Alford

Brown’s Marina, Elgin, Indian Lake

Planting plan created by Watersheds Canada
Survey Date: 01/15/2019

Funded by • Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund •

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.

Land Characteristics by Compartment

Length Width Area pH Soil Moisture Light Height
A 10m 6m 60m2 normalsandy, loamy, claynormal, moist, wetfull sun, partial sun
B 10m 4.5m 45m2 normalloamy, clay, humusnormal, moist, wetfull sun, partial sun, shade
C 7.5m 4.5m 33.8m2 normalloamy, claynormal, moistfull sun, partial sun, shade
D 7.5m 3m 22.5m2 normalloamy, clay, humusnormal, moist, wetfull sun, partial sun, shade
E 4.5m 3m 13.5m2 normalloamy, clay, humusnormal, moist, wetfull sun, partial sun, shade
F 3m 3m 9m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun, partial sun
G 7.5m 4.5m 33.8m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalfull sun, partial sun, shade
H 4.5m 1.5m 6.8m2 normalsandy, loamynormalfull sun, partial sun, shade
I 5m 2m 10m2 normalloamy, clay, humusmoist, wetpartial sun
J 3m 3m 9m2 normalsandy, loamydry, normalpartial sun
62.5m 3.5m 243.4m2

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 ABCDEFGHIJ Potted Bareroot Wildflower
Red Osier Dogwood 1054 6 13
Bebb Willow 107 4 13
Buttonbush 1010 2 18
Pussy Willow 10 2 8
Nannyberry 10 2 8
Highbush Cranberry 10 2 8
Gray Dogwood 1533 21
Ninebark 155 20
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet 33 6
Sweet Gale 3323 11
Smooth Arrowwood 4 4
Creeping Juniper 222 6
Bush Honeysuckle 23 5
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis 435 12
Purple Coneflower 3 3
Butterfly Milkweed 435 12
Swamp Milkweed 5 5
White Pine 2 2
Fragrant Sumac 5 5
Subtotal 3030302511151451226 52 114 32
Totals 198

Plant Information

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

Red Osier Dogwood
Red Osier Dogwood
Height: 1.5-4m
The Red Osier Dogwood is a medium-sized, deciduous shrub native throughout Northern and Western North America. This species is multi-stemmed with numerous erect and ascending bright red branches that create a loose and spreading form. Leaves produced are simple, two-toned with a dark green upper side and light green underside. They are arranged opposite each other along the branches. During the fall, the foliage turns a brilliant red to dark purple. Clusters of small, creamy white flowers form on the terminal ends of the branches between June and July. The Red Osier Dogwood produces blueish-white fruiting bodies during late summer, which may persist throughout the winter. This shrub's berries provide an important winter food source for numerous species, from large deer to small wintering birds.
Bebb Willow
Bebb Willow
Height: 5 m
The Bebb Willow is a mid-sized deciduous shrub species that can grow up to 5 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common names Beaked Willow and Diamond Willow. The leaves are alternately arranged, dull green in colour, have wrinkled and hairy undersides, are narrow and elliptic in shape (but broad for willow), and have toothed margins. The bark is reddish or grayish-brown in colour and may have diamond-shaped patches along the main stems. The catkins are light green or yellow coloured and appear with the leaves between May and June. The roots can useful for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines.
Buttonbush
Buttonbush
Height: 2 m
Buttonbush is a small to medium-sized deciduous shrub species which typically grows about 2 m in height. This plant may also be known by the common name Button Willow. Twigs are slender to stout and dark red-brown in colour with white speckling. The leaves are bright green coloured, shiny, ovate shaped, oppositely arranged, and have entire margins. The flowers are tiny, tubular, white, fragrant, and appear densely on distinctive, spherical clusters in June. These flowers turn into a dense cluster of seeds, which remain on the plant throughout the winter. The flowers are beneficial for pollinator species, including hummingbirds and butterflies. This is a hardy, adaptable species and an excellent choice for planting on wet shoreline sites.
Pussy Willow
Pussy Willow
Height: 6m
The Pussy Willow is a fast growing, deciduous shrub or small tree found from British Columbia to Newfoundland. This species grows from shoots extending from the base of the trunk, creating a multi-stemmed, tall, round bush. The Pussy Willow is an ideal species for bank stabilization and erosion control due to its large, fibrous root system and love of water. This species branches extend from the main shoots and are usually hairy and reddish-brown in colour. The main shoots of Pussy Willow are smooth and greyish-brown, becoming scaly with age. It produces simple, narrow, lance-shaped leaves alternately arranged along the branch. The Pussy Willow yields purple-brown fuzzy catkins which will form long-beaked and finely haired capsules during May and June.
Nannyberry
Nannyberry
Height: 3 m
Nannyberry is a large deciduous shrub species that typically grows about 3 m in height. The leaves are dark green, ovate shaped, oppositely arranged, have a pointed tip, and have finely toothed margins. The flowers are showy, white colored, appear in flat topped clusters, and bloom in May. These flowers produce blueish black berries, which are edible to humans and persist throughout the winter. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species , like bees and butteries. The fruit is beneficial to wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. This shrub has attractive fall foliage. The root system is extensive, making this plant valuable for controlling erosion and stabilizing loose soil. This shrub can be pruned to have a single stem and grown as a small tree instead of a shrub.
Highbush Cranberry
Highbush Cranberry
Height: 3 m
Highbush Cranberry is a large deciduous shrub species that typically grows about 3 m in height. The branches on this shrub are dense with arching stems, creating a full form. The leaves are oppositely arranged, Maple leaf shaped, have 3 lobes, and have entire or toothed margins. The flowers are showy, creamy white coloured, appear in flat clusters with larger florets surrounding smaller ones, and bloom between May and June. These flowers change into drooping, bright red berry clusters that persist throughout the winter. While the berries are edible to humans, they are very tart when consumed raw so are typically cooked first. This shrub has very attractive fall foliage, changing a reddish purple colour. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. The fruit is beneficial to wildlife species, including birds and small mammals. The root system is extensive, making this shrub valuable for controlling erosion and stabilizing loose soil. This species can be found across Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia, but is most commonly found in Ontario and Quebec.
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.
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.
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
Height: 1-2m
The Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet is an erect, deciduous shrub, which grows in the shape of a mound. This species develops numerous branches and branchlets, giving it a sparse appearance. Leaves produced are simple and narrow with sharply toothed borders growing alternately along the branches. These bright, light green leaves appear crowded, as they grow close together on the stocks and branches. During the fall, leaves turn a yellow-red or yellow-orange colour. Small white to light pink flower clusters appear in the spring growing in a dense, narrow pyramid at the terminal ends of the branches. During late summer to early fall, these flowers produce smooth, papery seed pods.
Sweet Gale
Sweet Gale
Height: 1-2m
Sweet Gale is a medium-sized shrub which grows into a thick bush about 1-2 m tall. This species produces 1-8 cm long, oblong-lanceolate leaves which are finely toothed at the tip and are spirally arranged. When bruised, these leaves give off a pleasant aroma. Male and female catkins are produced on separate plants. The seeds are dispersed from the female plants via water, as they float on two corky bracts. Sweet Gale grows best in moist or wet conditions, acidic soil, and full to partial sun exposure. It is naturally found in bogs, swamps, marshes, and along wet shorelines. This shrub species has nitrogen fixing bacteria in its root nodules, allowing it to convert nitrogen into a usable form. Thus, Sweet Gale can be used on nutrient poor, acidic sites, which may be difficult to plant on for other species. Additionally, being able to convert nitrogen and add nutrients to the soil can be beneficial for other plants in the area. This shrub also provides a good food source for bird species that eat the seeds including Grouse, Chickadees, and Bluebirds. Mammal species like Beavers and White-Tailed Deer also browse on the twigs and leaves of this plant.
Smooth Arrowwood
Smooth Arrowwood
Height: 1-5 m
The Smooth Arrowwood is a medium sized, deciduous shrub that grows from 1-5 m tall. The leaves are simple, oppositely arranged, and have coarsely toothed margins. In the spring and summer, the leaves have a dark green and glossy color. Fall colors can vary between yellow, red, or reddish purple and change in the late autumn. The flowers are showy, creamy white colored, appear in small, flat clusters, and bloom from late May to June. Berries are small, dark blue to black in color, and develop from August to November. This shrub also has gray bark and slender stems. Smooth Arrowwood is an attractive species and an excellent food source for many bird species. It is easy to transport, plant, and grow so could be used for mass planting. The shrub can be propagated from seeds or cuttings for expanding in the area or for future use at different sites. Growing Smooth Arrowwood is low maintenance but occasional pruning may be beneficial for shaping.
Creeping Juniper
Creeping Juniper
Height: 0.5 m
The Creeping Juniper is short, evergreen shrub species that rarely exceeds 0.5 m in height. It produces slender branches, which extend horizontally along the ground and sometimes reach several meters in diameter. The leaves are small, oppositely arranged, scale-like needles with a pointed tip, and are often found in whorls of 3. Throughout the spring and summer, berry-like cones develop along the branches, which turn dark blue by the fall and produce a pale blue-white waxy coating. Creeping Juniper's roots are shallow, with a large main root extending from the center of the plant and smaller roots growing horizontally from the main root. As branches grow along the ground, anchoring roots develop to help hold the juniper to the soil. Due to its extensive root system, the Creeping Juniper is ideal for erosion control, bank stabilization, and soil conservation. This is a popular shrub used for landscaping as a ground cover.
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.
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.
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.
Swamp Milkweed
Swamp Milkweed
Height: 1 m
Swamp Milkweed is a beautiful wildflower species that typically grows about 1 m tall. The leaves are light green coloured, narrow, lance shaped, and oppositely arranged. The flowers are showy, fragrant, bright pink, appear in clusters on flowering stems, and bloom between July and August. The flowers give way to large, long and narrow, brown seed pods, which produce an abundance of seeds with tufts of long, white hairs. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, like bees and butterflies. As with all Milkweeds, the stem exudes a milky sap when broken, however the sap of the Swamp Milkweed is less milky than other species. This sap is critical for caterpillars of the endangered Monarch Butterfly to deter predators.
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.
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.

Compartment A

Naturalization Area

Poison ivy.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal, moist, wet
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy, clay
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Red Osier Dogwood
2
8
Bebb Willow
2
8
Buttonbush
2
8

Compartment B

Naturalization Area

Poison ivy.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal, moist, wet
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay, humus
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade
Pussy Willow
2
8
Nannyberry
2
8
Highbush Cranberry
2
8

Compartment C

Naturalization Area

Poison ivy.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal, moist
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade
Gray Dogwood
15
Ninebark
15

Compartment D

Naturalization Area

Poison ivy.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal, moist, wet
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay, humus
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade
Buttonbush
10
Ninebark
5
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
3
Sweet Gale
3
Smooth Arrowwood
4

Compartment E

Naturalization Area

Tall grasses.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal, moist, wet
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay, humus
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade
Red Osier Dogwood
5
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet
3
Sweet Gale
3

Compartment F

Naturalization Area

Difficult to plant.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun
Creeping Juniper
2
Bush Honeysuckle
2
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
4
Purple Coneflower
3
Butterfly Milkweed
4

Compartment G

Naturalization Area

Difficult to plant.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade
Gray Dogwood
3
Creeping Juniper
2
Bush Honeysuckle
3
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
3
Butterfly Milkweed
3

Compartment H

Naturalization Area

Difficult to plant.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade
Gray Dogwood
3
Sweet Gale
2

Compartment I

Naturalization Area

  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: moist, wet
  • Soil Type: loamy, clay, humus
  • Light conditions: partial sun
Red Osier Dogwood
4
Sweet Gale
3
Swamp Milkweed
5

Compartment J

Naturalization Area

Pine and oak for different area. Try to get black locust.
  • pH: normal
  • Depth: potted, bareroot, wildflowers
  • Moisture: dry, normal
  • Soil Type: sandy, loamy
  • Light conditions: partial sun
Bebb Willow
2
5
Creeping Juniper
2
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis
5
Butterfly Milkweed
5
White Pine
2
Fragrant Sumac
5

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
Red Osier Dogwood 6 $13.00 $78.00
Bebb Willow 4 $13.00 $52.00
Buttonbush 2 $13.00 $26.00
Pussy Willow 2 $13.00 $26.00
Nannyberry 2 $13.00 $26.00
Highbush Cranberry 2 $13.00 $26.00
Narrow Leaved Meadowsweet 6 $13.00 $78.00
Sweet Gale 11 $13.00 $143.00
Smooth Arrowwood 4 $13.00 $52.00
Creeping Juniper 6 $13.00 $78.00
Bush Honeysuckle 5 $13.00 $65.00
White Pine 2 $13.00 $26.00
Total Potted plant stock 52 $676.00

Bareroot stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Red Osier Dogwood 13 $2.25 $29.25
Bebb Willow 13 $2.25 $29.25
Buttonbush 18 $2.25 $40.50
Pussy Willow 8 $2.25 $18.00
Nannyberry 8 $2.25 $18.00
Highbush Cranberry 8 $2.25 $18.00
Gray Dogwood 21 $2.25 $47.25
Ninebark 20 $2.25 $45.00
Fragrant Sumac 5 $2.25 $11.25
Total Bareroot plant stock 114 $256.50

Wildflower stock

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Lance-Leaf Coreopsis 12 $8.00 $96.00
Purple Coneflower 3 $8.00 $24.00
Butterfly Milkweed 12 $8.00 $96.00
Swamp Milkweed 5 $8.00 $40.00
Total Wildflowers plant stock 32 $256.00

Tending materials

Item Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Mulch 198 $0.95 $188.10
Total Tending materials $188.10

Totals

1-Plants and materials
Bareroot plant stock $256.50
Potted plant stock $676.00
Wildflower plant stock $256.00
Tending materials $188.10
Plants & Materials $1,376.60
2-Services Quantity Cost/Item Subtotal
Watersheds Canada's Site visit (Site visit in-kind) 1 on 01/15/2019 $150.00 $0.00
Plant stocking 198 $2.00 $396.00
Mulching & tree guard installation 198 $1.50 $297.00
Shipping & handling of materials $25.00
Planting plan $350.00
Project management and delivery $400.00
Administration fee $100.00
Services total $1,568.00
Total Project Costs Subtotal
Total project value (including in kind contributions) $2,797.60
Total eligible costs (excluding in kind contributions) $2,944.60
Watersheds Canada's contribution (75% of eligible costs) $2,208.45
Landowner contribution (25% of eligible costs) $736.15

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            Day of the Month of            in the Year           .

BETWEEN Gregory Alford, Brown’s Marina, Elgin, Island 249 , 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.

Gregory Alford

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.