Soils along the shorelines of lakes, rivers and streams are gradually weathered, displaced and deposited by various forces including wind, water, ice, and gravity. Although e
rosion is a natural process, it can be dramatically accelerated by changes in land use, such as removal of shoreline vegetation. Without the presence of a healthy vegetated buffer, shorelines have reduced resistance against erosion, potentially resulting in a loss of habitat, soil stability and land. We can do something about it. Please read the Solutions for Shoreline Erosion document below.
- DFO Website – Working Around Water Fact Sheets
- MNR Work Permit Application Guide Apr2011 (revised) – pdf 96kB
- RVCA_Who_to_call – Fall 2011 – pdf 94kB
- Shoreline Classification Surveys Poster- Middle2 – pdf 1MB
- Shoreline Classification Surveys Poster- Sides2 – pdf 631kB
- Solutions for Shoreline Erosion June2011 – pdf 1MB
Free Shoreline Makeover – Summer 2015
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is currently offering a “Free Shoreline Makeover” to a maximum of 5 properties on Christie Lake based on a first-come-first-serve basis. RVCA works with landowners and other partners to encourage positive land stewardship activities. This includes free technical assistance and grant dollars through Clean Water Programs and the Shoreline Naturalization Program. Please see the Free Shoreline Makeover Flyer for more information and contact details.
This Free Shoreline Makeover” offer is directly linked with our 2015 approved Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) grant in support of constructing and placing ‘brush bundles’ commonly referred to as Fishsticks. Additional Fishsticks information can be found on our website on the Fishing & Hunting page.