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Healthy Shoreline Contest

Go Green and WIN Green!

You’ve heard it before, so let’s cut to the chase. Natural and restored shorelines are the way to go. To help maintain a healthy lake, it is recommended that at least 75% of its shoreline be natural. And there are advantages for your piece of this resource

  • the root systems prevent erosion without the use of retaining walls
  • you have less work (mowing, planting, weeding, rebuilding walls) and fewer costs
  • it will be wild and beautiful

And if that’s not enough, the RLCA is once again offering its naturalizing contest!

Spend a hundred, WIN a hundred!

This spring, the RLCA is delighted to be able again to offer a ‘Native Plants’ raffle. Purchase a minimum of $100 worth of native plants for your property (especially for your shoreline!), and we’ll add you to the draw for 1 of 3 $100 prizes.

The rules:

  • All purchases must be made so that you can submit copies of your invoice(s) by June 30. We’ll do the draw at the AGM on July 13
  • You don’t have to buy everything in one place or at one time, or even at the sources listed below, but we’ll need enough detail to indicate that the purchases were for native plants.
  • Invoices should be photoed or scanned and sent to, and must arrive by June 30, 2022. Please include your name, an email address and/or phone number so we can get in touch with you if you’re one of the lucky winners.

There are a number of organizations that are offering native plant kits or nurseries offering native plants: here are a few of them in and around Dysart.

Native plant sales and nurseries:

Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens is offering 3 plant kits again this year, to be ordered online and picked up the May long weekend:

They are also offering a Zoom-based Shoreline Naturalization Workshop on April 9 from 1-3pm for $20

Haliburton Master Gardeners

Haliburton Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale at Head Lake Park on May 28 from 10am-12. Not all the plants offered are native: selections will include Asian Lilies, hardy perennials, native plants, heritage tomatoes, herbs, Rhubarb roots, perennial vegetables including Jerusalem artichokes and horseradish. Entry to sale by numbered tickets only. Collect your ticket starting at 9am. Numbers will be called in sequential order starting at 10 am.

Attend a day-long (8:30am-3pm) zoom event on April 9, 2022: Native Gardens for Nature’s Sake, hosted by Haliburton Master Gardeners.

Botanigals Native Plant Nursery

Order online at

Pickup at 1245 Big Hawk Lake Road, Algonquin Highlands (some plants are available for shipping, see the website).

Country Rose Flowers and Garden

13513 Hwy 118 W, Haliburton (705-457-3774)

Shop in person or order by phone for pickup:

Be sure to ask for a separate listing of the native plants you purchase, they’ll be happy to provide it, and it can be used for your contest entry.

Grow Wild! Native Plant Nursery

3784 Highway #7, Omemee ON

Catalogs for perennials, trees and shrubs, and grasses: Retail sales will begin on June 24, for pickup after July 2.

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