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BQRAP funding water quality projects

BQRAP-shoreline

Private landowners who want to improve shorelines, protect wetlands, or create habitat can receive funding and assistance.

Through the Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan’s stewardship programs, landowners can access a variety of funding options and receive technical support for projects like: livestock fencing, water quality improvement projects, and shoreline erosion projects.

“As development pressure increases, maintaining and restoring shorelines and wetlands will be critical to the health of the Bay,” said Christine Jennings, of Quinte Conservation.”

Jennings notes adding a shoreline garden will help with erosion problems and act as a filter for sediment and nutrient runoff (phosphorus) from adjacent land. Protecting a wetland will ensure fish and wildlife have habitat, help with flood protection, and wetlands act as filters to enhance water quality. Fencing livestock out of a waterway or wetland will benefit water quality by reducing bank erosion, lowering sediment inputs, and reducing bacterial and phosphorus contamination.

“Everyone has a role to play in keeping the Bay healthy. Your actions, no matter how small, impact the water quality of the Bay. Today, the Bay of Quinte is a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. Now, we must focus on keeping it that way.”

Landowners with ideas for a water quality project can check the categories, project criteria, and available funding limits, at www.bqrap.ca
or call Christine Jennings, of Quinte Conservation, 613-968-3434 ext 106, or email cjennings@quinteconservation.ca

The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan is in partnership locally with Lower Trent Conservation and Quinte Conservation

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