BOOST YOUR BUFFER! LLS Plant Giveaway
Why is a Natural Shoreline important?
Shoreline vegetation acts as buffer to a host of natural and man-made pollutants. Absence of vegetation exposes shoreline property owners to:
The Overabundance of algae on surface water
Loss of land due to erosion
Mess created by unwanted geese
These can negatively impact your property's aesthetic appeal and limit recreational opportunities.
Waterfront property owners are increasingly encouraged to naturalize their shoreline area. Learn more
at https://cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/for-educators/resource-sheets/in-the-buffer-zone.html and https://loveyourlake.ca/. Greater Sudbury has recognized the importance of buffer zones by recently introducing a zoning by-law (effective Feb 1/22) for new shoreline development: Setback for construction increases from 12m to 30 m from high water mark and property owners must keep a 20 m vegetative buffer.
BOOST YOUR BUFFER 2022!
...LLS will give away hundreds of native shoreline plants
HERE’S HOW TO GET YOURS!
To enter the draw, send your name to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10, 2022.
Draw will be held on May 11, 2022 and recipients notified when & where to collect plants.
Plants are picked up May 19 -21 from a home at east end of lake, on Long Lake Road.
Details will be emailed to recipients prior to the long weekend.
Lucky winners will receive twelve perennials which will include 3 each of:
Swamp Milkweed - essential to Monarch butterfly; pink blooms mid-summer
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) – fast growing ‘workhorses’, long blooming; handy for bouquets
Harebell (blue Campanula) - short, fast-growing; likes sandy, well-drained, sunny locations
Purple Coneflower - hardy; long-lasting flowers; attracts butterflies and small birds
For more plant details visit https://onplants.ca/