Stream Rehabilitation Tree Planting
SSEA and our partners are working together to improve surface water quality in North Simcoe by helping landowners implement Best Management Practices, including tree planting. Since 1992, over 218,000 tree seedlings have been planted through our stream rehabilitation program.
With the support of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resource’s Community Fisheries and Wildlife Involvement Program, SSEA provides free native tree and shrub seedlings to landowners with eligible projects (while quantities last). Priority is given to tree planting projects that establish or widen buffers along streams, rivers and wetlands, such as:
- Planting idle land, cropland or hayfield to establish or widen a vegetated buffer to a waterway.
- Planting the slopes of intermittent streams that flood in spring or during rain events.
Some landowners plant the seedlings themselves; however SSEA can also coordinate volunteers and community groups (e.g. Scouts, local schools) to plant some sites.
For more information or to determine if your project is eligible, contact:
Michelle Hudolin, Wetlands & Habitat Biologist
705-527-5166 ext. 202