These resources are, for the most part, based in and around Haliburton, so address climate and soil issues specific to our region. This list is by no means exhaustive – if you know of something that you think should be added, please let us know.
Interested but not yet convinced?? Read this engaging article from Cottage Life, 9 easy ways to get a beautiful shoreline and a healthy lake, and become a convert!
FOCA’s booklet, A Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Healthy Waterfronts, is a very throrough, helpful guide to all aspects of a healthy lake, including the shoreline.
There is also a 1-page but extremely comprehensive checklist, The Healthy Shore List, of things to do to guard the health of the your shoreline and lake.
The Lake Protector Series includes two excellent, short videos produced in and for Haliburton about lake health and shorelines, starring Barb Elliot from Sir Sandford Fleming College:
CHA offers a very usefull Shoreline Plant Search to help you choose different kinds of native plants for your shoreline, based on soil type, sunlight and other factors.
Grow Me Instead: Beautiful Non-Invasive Plants for your Garden (Southern Ontario) is a great help to know if you’ve got invasive species on your property, including along your shoreline or even in the water, and what to replace them with.
CHA’s Shoreline renaturalization Suppliers lists designers, tree and plant suppliers, and landscapers in or around the Haliburton region. A second list of Shoreline Resources is concentrated on designers and landscapers.
The Shoreline Health section of CHA’s website includes information on the Shoreline Improvement Project, as well as links to Lake Protector Series videos. Their website also includes a section, Healthy Sorelines & Lakes, that contains an extensive list of online resources about plants and shorelines, fishing, invasive species, algae, and other concerns related to lake health.
FOCA’s Managing Your Waterfront Poperty in a Changing Climate is a very useful look at the current and possible upcoming concerns that climate change introduces, with some recommendations for mitigation. 16 pages of essential reading. You might also want to take a look at A Shoreline Owner’s Guide to Invasive Species: the benefits of naturalizing are undermined if a maurauding non-native takes over!
The Land Between has a very useful overview of shoreline stewardship called Water and Shores.
And here are a few general-interest videos: