Countryside Stewardship

Resources, funding opportunities and technical assistance for rural landowners.

There’s something special about living in the countryside. It’s a lifestyle with advantages, but it often comes with hard work. Septic systems, wells, wildlife, forests, streams and ponds are a lot to care for. Living close to the land means understanding it and caring for it. It’s the difference between being a land owner and a land steward.

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Tree Planting and Habitat Restoration Services

Tree planting, forest management, invasive species control, grassland restoration services.

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Wetland, Stream and Pond Restoration Services

Assistance for landowners with their wetland, stream and pond restoration.

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We can help you protect and enhance nature on your property.

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Rural Non-Farm Stewardship

Assistance for rural non-farm landowners in the Credit River watershed.

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Agricultural & Equine Stewardship

Workshops, technical assistance, funding and site visits for hobby and production farmers.

Nature Invaders Scavenger Hunt

Stop invasive species by spotting them first Join rural landowners across the Credit River…

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Funding Programs

CVC offers funding programs to help rural landowners take on environmental stewardship projects…

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Workshops & Events

Join Countryside Stewardship staff for workshops and special events.

Policies and Guidelines

Landowner Resource Centre

Resources on topics relevant to your home and rural property.

Countryside Stewardship Connection

Join the Discussion!

Share, discuss and learn with others who care about protecting the Credit River watershed.

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Neighbourhood Programs

The Credit River watershed contains some of the most diverse landscapes in southern Ontario.

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