Earlier this year, the SCA applied for a $500.00 microgrant that was being offered by the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and Watersheds Canada. Our project was to reintroduce many native plant species throughout the South Channel as part of a shoreline revitalization effort. The project also served to encourage property owners to plant native species as they will increase and support greater biodiversity along our shorelines.
We were successful in our application and used the funding to purchase native plant species at the Georgian Bay Biosphere native plant sale on June 12th. A true Win – Win. These plants were provided to SCA members free of charge on Saturday June 12th. The turnout was exceptional (I had a line up at my dock) and we were able to distribute over eighty (80) plants comprised of ten (10) native species to eighteen (18) properties across the SCA.
The below map shows the types of plants available and their distribution throughout the SCA.
Thank you to all the members who participated and posted their planting efforts on our facebook page. Below are a few photos of our happy gardeners from that day.