NEW DATE - Backyard Conservation Workshop

South Stormont Community Hall (2 Mille Roches Rd, Long Sault)

Monday, March 27, 2023 (10 am - 2 pm)

Pre-registration required (click here to pregister).

Cost: FREE

Registration Deadline: February 17, 2023

Become a backyard conservation champion with the RRCA!

This new RRCA initiative will help turn your yard, no matter how small, into an ecology-friendly oasis. Collectively, smaller naturalization and habitat enhancement projects in urban and suburban settings can have a significant positive impact on biodiversity, water quality, and the overall health of the local environment. This is why RRCA is providing over fifty property owners with the materials, resources, knowledge, and monitoring methods they need to naturalize and restore the grounds and shorelines on their properties.

To participate in the project and access the significant volume of free native trees, shrubs, seeds, and habitat structure kits available through the initiative, residents’ naturalization projects must be located within the RRCA’s watershed jurisdiction in Cornwall and surrounding area of SDG (click here to view a map) and participants must attend the Backyard Conservation Workshop being offered on March 27. (The original date of February 23 was postponed due to a snowfall warning.)

At this workshop, you will be guided by expert staff and volunteers in designing individualized restoration plans for your property. From bat houses and native trees to water testing and edible shrubs, the workshop will prime you for a successful foray into the exciting field of sustainable yard design.

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Doroshenko at

The Backyard Conservation Project has received funding support from the Government of Ontario. Views expressed are those of the RRCA and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.