BlueScaping is about landscaping urban areas to manage stormwater on site. As a part of the program, workshops are held throughout the year where you can learn more about how to improve the function and appeal of your property, and enhance the qualities of your local watershed at the same time.
Landowners Guide to BlueScaping - Now Available (DOWNLOAD HERE)
BlueScaping Our Neighbourhoods: Practical ways to slow, store, spread, and soak stormwater on your property in the Kawarthas is a guide to help landowners understand the environmental issues surrounding stormwater and how each of us plays an important in stormwater management. It provides practical ideas to get you started on your own BlueScaping project.
Links and Resources
- Green Lawns, the Green Way
- Beautiful non-invasive plants for your garden
- Rain barrels - Where to get a rain barrel and some tips on installation and use
- Rain Garden Tour
- Native Plants
- Credit Valley Conservation – Native Woodland Gardens
- Naturalizing your Local Park or Backyard
- Guide to Native Plant Nurseries & Seed Suppliers
- Green Lawns the Green Way
Below is a short video by the Greenskins Lab at the University of British Columbia that does a great job of explaining the overall concept of the BlueScaping program:
Be a part if this exciting new approach to landscaping!
Find out more about actions you can take and the benefits they provide by downloading the
Landowner Guide to Protecting Water Quality in the Kawarthas.