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Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan


"Going Green to save some Green”

by Carson Arthur, outdoor design & lifestyle expert

Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm

Today's homeowners want to make better choices outdoors, especially when it comes to the environment. Learn about new studies and findings that shed light on the best choices for you to make for your home, your home's value, and the planet The focus will be on water, energy, and wildlife conservation. E.g.• rain gardens • native plants • pollinators• shade trees

Registration is required by Monday, February 14, 2022 at 7pm

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Carson Arthur is a landscape designer and television personality with several shows that can be seen all around the world. Throughout his 20-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations while maintaining a focus on environmentally friendly choices. He is a tv mainstay as part of the North American Cityline team. Carson also writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles.

He is the North America outdoor design editor for Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; has a syndicated radio show called ‘Take it Outside’; is the spokesperson for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living and has a new book for 2019 called Vegetables, Chickens and Bees. His credits include; the host of HGTV’s Green Force and Critical Listing; the Gemini nominated Room to Grow on Global, ION and the Discovery network; Better Homes and Garden’s Home, First Home on the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.; and as the gardening expert on HGTV’s blockbusters; Home to Win Season 1 through 4.

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This month's newsletter includes: A New Year's present, Going Green to save some Green webinar, Plot and Plan this winter.




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Build a Rain Garden


A rain garden is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal, it creates a beautiful and unique garden that provides habitat for butterflies, bees, and birds, introduces native plants to your landscape, and filters pollutants out of the stormwater runoff leaving your property. 

As an incentive to help build a rain garden, we are offering a grant of up to $500. towards the purchase 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.

To get you started view the Greening Your Grounds webinar
Rain Garden Brochure
Rain Garden Application

View the building a rain garden how-to-webinar below.

Greening Your Grounds

Greening Your Grounds

Learn how to build your own rain garden at this webinar. The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan and Lower Trent Conservation will walk you through the process of building your own rain garden. Starting with choosing the correct site, and size of garden for your property, to the final stage of selecting native plants that will thrive in your rain garden.

Learn if you are eligible for a grant of up to $500 for native plants, soil, compost, gravel, and mulch used to establish a functioning rain garden. Grant funding is for the urban areas around the Bay of Quinte. 

Jason Jobin, BQRAP Environmental Technician, Lower Trent Conservation
613-394-3915 ext 242 or  Email Jason Today!

This is a great reminder about how this pandemic started, it was first and foremost an environmental crisis.

Restoring Areas of Concern boosts economic development

This report covers the successful restoration of 10 Area of concern. “ The story told in this report, and by these Great Lakes communities, documents and illustrates the very tangible, as well as often intangible benefits of this cleanup to the people of the Great Lakes states and provinces. It provides a powerful case for sustaining the flow of cleanup funding that has quite literally revived communities.” Executive summary.

Great Lakes Revival 2019



Lake Ontario/Bay of Quinte - Current Water Levels

BQRAP Annual Report 2020

Healthy Soils Check-up Program - Farmers you could be eligible for FREE soil testing. More Info...

Landowner Stewardship Programs - Check out all the funding programs Here.....

Septic Stewardship Program... More Info  Find out if you are eligible for a free septic tank pump out and up to 80% cost sharing for minor repairs.

A Summer of Science on the Bay. Follow as we highlight our partner agencies' summer monitoring.

1. Quinte Conservation

2. Environment and Climate Change Canada (EC)

3. Coastal Wetland Monitoring

4. EC and Canadian Centre for Inland Waters

5. Fisheries and Oceans Canada

6. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Blue-Green Algae ...  More Info

Water Soldier - Find out about the impacts of this invasive plant on the Bay of Quinte 

Project Quinte 2017 Report
A multi-agency research and monitoring program for the Bay of Quinte

Ontario's Great Lakes Strategy - More here

Great Lakes Protection Act Here

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