Native Plants – A Step Toward Improving Our Watershed

2011 Campbellford, Ontario, Canada
Kiersten & Abbi Photo
Kiersten Bertrand and Abbi Brown won first place in 2011 for their idea to plant native plants especially close to bodies of water. Through this project they wanted to involve local youth and schools, to raise awareness to the sensitivity of our watershed.

With funding from Nutrien the environmental club at Campbellford District High School, staff from Lower Trent Conservation, the Municipality of Trent Hills and community volunteers planted native shrubs and wildflowers along the Trent River shoreline at Hastings Village Marina.

The shoreline planting provides a colourful shoreline buffer, increase wildlife habitat and protect the shoreline from erosion.volunteers planting on shoreline

The Hastings Village Marina is a popular location for the local community and visitors to the Trent-Severn Waterway. Signage will be installed at the site to educate the public on the importance of natural shorelines.