The SRRWD Willow Planting program provides funding for the planting of willows along waterways where bank stability is an issue. The goal of the program is to enhance the stability of the water shoreline areas and reduce further soil loss and erosion through the planting of native sandbar willow shrubs. The SRRWD will provide live willow stakes and conduct the planting along designated riverbank as per agreed upon design.
Tree Planting Programming at is designed to help landowners in the design and construction of rehabilitation projects along rivers and streams in an effort to stabilize these areas and the installation or shelterbelts to protect against strong winds. Our program hopes to help with bank stabilization protecting water quality, reducing further bank erosion and reducing excess nutrient run-off on waterways. While encouraging planting of shelterbelts to increase wild life habitat, livestock protection, increasing carbon sequestration and reducing wind based soil erosion.
The SRRWD Understory Planting program provides funding for the planting of new trees in older existing riparian buffers. The goal of the program is to establish woody understory in riparian buffers with existing mature trees in order to provide a means of vegetative succession and more functional riparian areas. The SRRWD will provide tree seedlings and conduct the planting along designated riverbank, as per agreed upon design.
The SRRWD program provides funding for the planting of trees along riparian areas. The goal of the program is to protect against erosion and filter nutrients before they reach a waterway though the planting of riparian tree species in areas where trees are not present or have largely been removed. The SRRWD will work with landowners to provide technical advice and financial assistance with a maximum contribution of $1000 to cover the tree cost of establishing an effective buffer area.
The SRRWD program provides trees for the planting of shelterbelts. The aim of the program is to protect soil from wind-based erosion, sequester carbon, provides protection for livestock and creates wild life habitat. The SRRWD conducts an annual sale of trees, the dates of sale and specific tree species offered will be advertised by SRRWD. Shelterbelt designs can be found at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-Agroforestry, SRRWD staff can help consult in shelterbelt design.
The SRRWD program provides tree for planting around yards. The aim of the program is to provide protection for yards against the weather, sequester carbon and provide habitat for wildlife. The SRRWD conducts an annual sale of trees, the dates of the sale and specific tree species offered will be advertised by SRRWD.