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Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan :: Healthy Bay, Healthy Community

Landowner Stewardship Programs - Rural and Urban

Front-cover.JPG Download the Rural Stewardship Brochure Here.....

Application Forms   Erosion/Water Quality Improvement Projects

Livestock Fencing

Alternate Watering Systems

Waterway Plantings

Cover Crops
Fact Sheets 
Plant Booklet
 Erosion Control

Let us help make your projects a reality with cost-sharing incentives.

Did you know that rural landowners have a very important role to play in the protection of water quality around the Bay of Quinte.  

The Rural Stewardship Program offers cost-sharing incentives for Erosion/ Water Quality Improvement Projects, Waterway Plantings, Cover Crops and Soil Testing.

For the categories of  Livestock Fencing, Alternate Watering Sources, and Waterway Plantings the funding zone has been expanded and certain grant amounts have increased.

For a complimentary site visit and technical advice contact:

Jason Jobin, Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan, Lower Trent Conservation
613-394-3915 ext 225 or  Email Jason Today!

Christine Jennings, BQRAP Environmental Technician, Quinte Conservation
613-968-3434 ext 106 or  Email Christine Today!

Urban Stewardship Projects

Build a Rain Garden


Everything that goes down the stormdrain ends up in the nearest body of water - Untreated

You can be part of the solution by building a rain garden

  • A rain garden is a feature that replaces an area of your lawn to collect stormwater (rain and melted snow) that runs off the roof, yards, and hard surfaces such as driveways.
  • The depression is shallow and has loose, deep soil that absorbs and filters runoff preventing it from entering storm drains and waterways.
  • Rain gardens can complement any landscape style and can be adapted to personal preferences.
  • They can be large or small depending on your needs.

Benefits of a Rain Garden

  • By planting a rain garden, you help maintain the natural water cycle, protecting local rivers, creeks, lakes, fish and drinking water sources.
  • Limits the amount of water entering the storm drain system.
  • Reduces the potential for flooding, drainage problems and bank erosion.
  • Restore and recharge our groundwater.
  • Low maintenance. Usually filled with hardy plants that require minimal watering.
  • Attracts beneficial insects.
  • Attracts pollinators.
  • Allows approximately 30% more water to soak into the ground than a standard lawn.

You could be eligible for a $500. grant to cover the costs of native plants, soil, compost, gravel, and mulch to establish a functioning rain garden. To be eligible you need to live in Belleville, Quinte West, Napanee, Deseronto, or Picton.

Rain Garden Brochure

Rain Garden Application

For more information on the grant, a complimentary site visit and/or technical advice contact:

Jason Jobin, Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan, Lower Trent Conservation
613-394-3915 ext 225 or  Email Jason Today!

Low Impact Development Best Management Practices Fact Sheets by Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program

Please find below a collection of the most common LID Best Management Practices for both Development, Planning and Design. These fact sheets provide helpful details on: Design Considerations Geometry and Site Layout