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Bitter, Burdock, Coleman, Little Redstone, Pelaw & Redstone

Healthy Shorelines Contest

Healthy Shorelines

Go Green and Win Green!

Spend a hundred, win a hundred! This spring, the RLCA is delighted to be able to offer a 'Native Plants' raffle. Purchase a minimum of $100 worth of native plants for your property (especially for your shoreline!), and we'll add you to the draw for one of 3 $100 prizes.
The rules:
  • All purchases must be made so that you can submit copies of your invoice(s) by June 30. We'll do the draw at the online AGM, currently planned for Wednesday July 7, 2021.
  • You don't have to buy everything in one place or at one time, or even at the sources listed below, but we'll need enough detail to indicate that the purchases were for native plants.
  • Scan or take a picture of your invoice and eMail it to  Submissions must arrive by June 30, 2021. Please include your name, an email address and/or phone number so we can get in touch with you if you're one of the lucky winners.
  • Contest is open to all RLCA Members in Good Standing, as at June 30, 2021, excluding RLCA Directors.
There are a number of organizations that are offering native plant kits: they are listed here. (Please note that the Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning (FEEL) kits must be ordered by March 31.)


Friends of Ecological and Environmental Learning (FEEL)

When and where: For sale online until March 31, for pickup at Haliburton Highlands Brewery on May 15.
What's on offer:  individual plants (trees, shrubs, and wildflower perennials), or themed bundles (Climate Change Tree bundle, Pollinator bundle, Upland bundle, Shoreline Shrub bundle).

Abbey Gardens

When and where: For sale online until April 19, for pickup at Abbey Gardens on the Victoria Day weekend (May 22-24).
What's on offer: Abbey Gardens, in cooperation with CHA, is once again offering their native "garden kits": the Open Shoreline kit, the Forest Garden kit, and the Pollinator Garden kit.

Haliburton Master Gardeners

Due to restrictions on the use of Head Lake Park until July 31, the Haliburton Master Gardeners sale will not happen this year. But you can check their website for a guide to native species. and for a list of sources of native plants across southern Ontario.
In addition, the following gardening centres have native plants as part or all of their stock.

Country Rose Flowers & Garden

13513 Hwy 118 W, Haliburton
Country Rose sells a number of native species; you can see some of the images here, and we'll post a list on our website of what they provide. If you do some or all of your shopping at Country Rose, please mention that you'd like a confirmation invoice for the raffle: their register receipt doesn't list details, but they will gladly hand-write a receipt for you indicating what native plant purchases you made.

Grow Wild!

3784 Highway #7, Omemee ON K0L 2W0
In their own words: "At Grow Wild! we specialize in growing native trees and shrubs as well as native plants, wildflowers and herbs for contract growing and various sized plant restoration projects as well as public and private native plant gardens."  Check online for pollinator plant kits (including a Wet/Shoreline Kit) or individual plants, and order by email at, for curb-side pickup starting in May.
The idea and funding for this raffle came from RLCA member Anne Mercer. Many thanks!
Gerry Oxford
Healthy Shorelines Champion
26 March 2021

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