Kawartha Conservation launches new bluescaping guide

By Lindsay Advocate

Kawartha Conservation has launched a new ‘bluescaping’ guide to assist property owners in undertaking projects to help beautify and enhance their properties while reducing storm water runoff and helping to protect the environment.

Bluescaping is about landscaping urban areas to manage storm water on site,” explained Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark.

“We have released the new guide as a free resource to help property owners. Landowners can download the guide from our website or come into our office and receive a hard copy.”

‘BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods: Practical ways to slow, store, spread, and soak storm water on your property in the Kawarthas’ is a guide to help landowners understand the environmental issues surrounding storm water and how each of us plays an important in storm water management.  It provides practical ideas to get you started on your own Bluescaping project.

“The Guide covers a range of topics including downspouts, water harvesting, better lawns, rain gardens, green roofs, native plants and more,” said Ms. Shipclark. “The BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods Guide is a great resource for residents living across the Kawartha watershed and provides lots of great information on projects that can be undertaken to benefit property owners, communities and the environment – a win, win, win.”

Kawartha Conservation staff hold workshops throughout the year where you can learn more about how to improve the function and appeal of your property, and enhance the qualities of your local watershed at the same time.

To learn more or to download a free copy of the guide visit here or visit Kawartha Conservation in person at 277 Kenrei Road in Lindsay.

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