Shoreline Naturalization Grants from LOBA
The Lake of Bays Association is offering grants of $1,000 each to current LOBA members who wish to establish or enhance their shoreline with indigenous plants. Two shoreline planting projects on Lake of Bays will be funded this year. With a minimum contribution from the property owner, LOBA together with the Muskoka Watershed Council (MWC) will design and help you plant your shoreline.
How does it work?
LOBA will provide all the technical and physical assistance required, including ordering the plants, supplying equipment, and helping you plant your shoreline. Each $1,000 grant will cover $75 for the permit, and approximately $425 for plants and $500 for labour. The site plan will be provided free of charge by the MWC.
The property owner will contribute a minimum of $425 towards plants over and above those covered by the LOBA Grant.
Who is eligible and how do I apply?
Any waterfront property owner on Lake of Bays who is a current member of LOBA is eligible to apply.
Email LOBA at
Friday June 16
with your name, your cottage address and a brief description of the naturalization project you would like to see on your property.
A site visit to your property will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. During the site visit, program staff will take measurements and photographs, and discuss with you how your land use needs can be merged with the concepts of shoreline naturalization. This information will be used to develop a shoreline planting plan for your property. Please note that site visits are completely non-regulatory in nature.
Once a plan is approved by you, planting will be scheduled for Fall 2017.
Photographs will be taken before, during and after the planting. These photographs may be used by LOBA for educational purposes, on our website and social media sites, and in our newsletters and yearbook.
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