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Helpful Resources and Information

Protecting Shorelines

There are other resources that will help explain the benefits of having a natural shoreline, including:

Natural Shoreline | Love Your Lake

Benefits of a Natural Shoreline | Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Resources – Natural Edge | Watersheds Canada

Shoreline Owner’s Guide | FOCA

Below are other resources that will help restore or maintain a natural vegetative buffer to have a natural shoreline:

How to Naturalize your Shoreline | Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

How it works – Natural Edge | Watersheds Canada

Planting Native | Bancroft Area Stewardship Council

Shoreline Owner’s Guide | FOCA


Natural Shoreline vs. Disturbed Shoreline

Shoreline Protection Plan

Riparian Design Guidelines

Resilient Shorelands


Planning and Building Bylaws

Visit the Municipality’s Bylaw Directory for Planning/Building related Bylaws.