The Natural Edge Program – Muskrat Lake Watershed Rehabilitation Project

The Natural Edge Program - Muskrat Lake Watershed Rehabilitation Project

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: 2020


Watersheds Canada, the Muskrat Watershed Council and Algonquin College’s Waterfront Campus completed the second year of their joint Muskrat Lake Watershed Rehabilitation Project. The project sees to plant a total of 45,000 native trees and shrubs along agricultural shorelines over 3 years. To date, 30,000 native plants have been planted in the watershed.

The project uses Watersheds Canada’s Natural Edge Program to design and implement the planting. Participating landowners received a free site visit to discuss the current state and goals of their shoreline and then site parameters were measured. Using the Natural Edge App, a planting plan was created which outlined the planting compartments, the native species chosen to be planted, the financial breakdown, and the Landowner Stewardship Agreement.


Interested agricultural property owners in the Muskrat watershed are encouraged to contact the Natural Edge to see if they are eligible to participate in 2020, the final year of funding for this project. Please email or visit

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Project entered on: March 30, 2020 at 9:31 pm

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