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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Since 1990, TD FEF has provided more than $53 million in funding to over 19,000 grassroots environment and wildlife projects across Canada. Thousands of donors give to TD FEF on a monthly basis and TD Bank Group contributes in excess of $1 million annually. TD also covers the management costs of running TD FEF, which guarantees 100 per cent of every dollar donated goes directly to funding environment and wildlife projects in the community where the donation was made. For more information on how to donate and get involved in your community, visit

Growing Forward 2

We are encouraging the adoption of environmentally sound practices to improve the quality of our soil, water, air and biodiversity. The Canada-Ontario Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an education and awareness program delivered by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association. It helps producers assess their farm's environmental strengths and weaknesses.
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Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program (LSHRP)

The Ministry of Natural Resources is a strong supporter of stewardship and biodiversity conservation in Ontario. The new Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program was created to contribute to the maintenance and restoration of our natural ecosystems.

 The program offers eligible organizations support to undertake land stewardship and habitat restoration for biodiversity conservation. This work helps ensure the sustainability of healthy habitats over the long term.

The Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program fund is open to incorporated organizations across the province, including: Aboriginal organizations and communities, Conservation organizations, Businesses, Municipal governments, Non-government organizations.

    Evergreen Funding Opportunities

    Walmart – Evergreen Green Grant

    Walmart Canada and Evergreen have combined to offer this national program funding community-based restoration and stewardship initiatives in urban and urbanizing areas. For more information:

    Canon's Take Root Program, presented by Evergreen

    Canon and Evergreen have partnered to offer the Take Root Grant Program, which provides funding for stewardship and restoration activities across Canada

    The RBC–Evergreen Watershed Champions Award

    The RBC–Evergreen Watershed Champions Award recognizes classes that demonstrate learning about their local watershed and who take action to care for it.  For the 2013–2014 school year, nine awards are available: 1- Canadian Award (grades K - 9) - $3,500, 4 - Regional elementary Awards (Grades K - 6) - $2,500, 4 - Regional Intermediate Awards ( Grades 7 - 9) - $2,500

    Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program

    The Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP) is designed to recognize, encourage and support the long-term private stewardship of Ontario's provincially significant conservation lands by providing property tax relief to those landowners who agree to protect the natural heritage values of their property. For more information please contact your local MNR office or visit For more information:

    Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

    The Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program(MFTIP) is a voluntary program, that provides lower property taxes to participating landowners who own four hectares or more of forest land, and who agree to prepare and follow a Managed Forest Plan for their property. For more information contact your local Ministry of Natural Resources office or visit:

    Conservation Easements

    Conservation Easements are one way that private landowners can protect their lands into the future.  For more information on conservation easements please contact the Hastings Prince Edward Land Trust ( or the Ontario Land Trust Association promotes voluntary private land conservation to benefit communities and natural heritage systems. For information:

    Ontario Heritage Trust

    The Ontario Heritage Trust – the province's lead heritage agency – is dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's rich and varied heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. More information is available at h


Recent News & Event

Livestock fencing and waterway planting projects 

This is a cost-sharing program that can help you make your habitat projects a reality, whether it livestock fencing or a waterway planting, More here...

Stormwater Quality - did you know storm water empties in to local waterways. Untreated

Be a citizen scientist for the Bay of Quinte - volunteer as a Marsh Monitor  - families can participate in Frogwatch Ontario and for those that are more adventurous the Marsh Monitoring Program includes birds and frogs. Find out more Here...

Municipal Information - Why is the RAP important to your municipality? ...Find out here

Winter on the Bay - a great winter activity is ice fishing. The Bay of Quinte is a world-class walleye and bass fishery...More Info

BQRAP February 2015 Newsletter  This newsletter covers: Be a citizen scientist for the Bay of Quinte, Canada-Ontario Agreement, The Bay Today 

What's the phosphorus story with the Bay of Quinte? Find out here..

Septic Systems ... More Info

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

Algae Watch Program ... Fact Sheet

BQRAP Annual Report 2013 

Stage 2 Report and 2012 Science Forum Status Summary

Fish Habitat Management Plan ...Here

Beach reports ... Click Here

Tips for a healthy shoreline
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Biodiversity Ontario by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario More here...

Ontario's Great Lakes Strategy - More here

Bay of Quinte Interpreted 2 
How did area artists interpret the12 winning photos from Photo Contest with a Twist 2. Click Here...

Zero P Zero Worries
If you purchase lawn fertilizer this year, choose a bag that is phosphorus-free. That means ZERO is the middle number, i.e.: 10-0-5. More Info Here

Zebra Mussels
It has been 20 years since the sinister little zebra mussel arrived  Read More...

Quinte Area Bird Report The Quinte Area Bird Report is updated weekly. Read more....