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Federal and Provincial Contacts

Government Organizations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Provides information and permits regulating fish habitat
dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Parks Canada
Water levels, work permits for docks, fill and construction
along federal Canals.
pc.gc.ca

Transport Canada
Responsible for enforcing the Navigation Protection Act and
should be contacted for permits, and to obtain information on docks,
floating rafts or any other structure that could infringe on navigable waters.
330 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5
(613) 990-2309 or 1-866-995-9737
Questions@tc.gc.ca , tc.gc.ca


Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
omafra.gov.on.ca 

Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)
The Ministry of the Environment is responsible for protecting air, land
and water. Contact for water quality, algae blooms, air and water pollution.
ontario.ca/ministry-environment


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
Responsible for docks, Species at Risk, invasive species,
nuisance wildlife, forestry, resources, and reporting abuse
1 (800) 667-1940
ontario.ca/ministry-natural-resources-forestry

Other Environmental Partners and Organizations

Canadian Wildlife Federation
350 Michael Cowpland Drive Kanata, Ontario K2M 2W1
1-800-563-9453; OR (613) 599-9594 (Ottawa area)
CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca 
info@cwf-fcf.org

Watersheds Canada
115-40 Sunset Boulevard
Perth, ON K7H 2Y4
613-264-1244
watersheds.ca
info@watersheds.ca

Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters (OFAH)
Provides anglers and hunters with information and resources.
4601 Guthrie Drive, PO Box 2800, Peterborough, ON K9J 8L5
(705) 748-6324 , (800) 563-7711
ofah.org
ofah@ofah.org

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) 
Provides programs and services for the
conservation of wetlands.
P.O. Box 1160 Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0 Canada
(800) 665-DUCK (3825)
ducks.ca
webfoot@ducks.ca

Conservation Ontario     
Conservation Ontario protects and manages water and other natural resources in partnership with government, landowners and other organizations.
905-895-0716   fax: 905-895-0751
conservation-ontario.on.ca
info@conservationontario.ca

Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Association (FOCA)
Serves as an information centre, providing assistance
and leadership to Ontario’s cottage associations and
their members.
#201 – 159 King Street Peterborough, ON, K9J 2R8
(705) 749-FOCA (3622)
foca.on.ca
info@foca.on.ca 

Landowner Resource Centre (LRC)
Provides information for landowners, resource
materials and answers to questions.
Box 599, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5
(613) 692-3571, (800) 387-5304 ext. 1128 or 1132
lrconline.com
info@lrconline.com

Ontario Municipalities
mah.gov.on.ca/Page1591.aspx

Regulatory Agencies

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada 
Transport Canada  
Conservation Ontario  

Permit & Approval Information

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Transport Canada

Septic System information

Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA)
P.O. Box 831, Cobourg, ON, K9A 4S3
Denis Orendt (905) 372-2722
oowa.org
dorendt@yahoo.ca

Sewage Systems and Land Control
www.healthunit.org/landcontrol/

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
omafra.gov.on.ca/english/environment/facts/sep_smart.htm

Trees and Nurseries

Trees Ontario
Provides landowner programs, tree seedlings and planting workshops
treesontario.on.ca


Wildflower Farm
Mail order seeds
Hwy 12 West, R.R.#2 Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
(866) 476 9453
wildflowerfarm.com
info@wildflowerfarm.com

Plants

sunshinegrowersnursery.com Wholesale nursery in Ontario
nativeplantnurseries.ca.  place to order native plants
treesontario.ca  promoting the planting of trees
native plant encyclopedia
native plant suppliers

Shoreline Protection & Restoration Information

natureindeed.com/Shoreline_Management_Overview.htm (links to different groups and resources)
dfo-mpo.gc.ca/regions/CENTRAL/pub/factsheets-feuilletsinfos-on/c4-eng.htm

Species at Risk Information

mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Species/2ColumnSubPage/STEL01_131229.html   Species at Risk
sararegistry.gc.ca/default_e.cfm

Invasive Species

invadingspecies.com/
cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/encyclopedias/invasive-species/
mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Biodiversity/2ColumnSubPage/STDPROD_068689.html
web2.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/Biodiversity/Invasive_Species/field_guide_aquatic_invasive_species.pdf
on.ec.gc.ca/coa/2001/invaders-e.html
       
Water

Environment Canada Water
Info on water laws, programs in Ontario
Health Canada Water Quality Guidelines

Climate Change Information

Natural Resources Canada – Climate Change
MNR Climate change

Lake Planning

French Planning Services Inc.
Excellence in facilitation and environmental planning,
specialists in lake stewardship planning
Randy French
RR #2 1016 Holiday Park Drive, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1W9
(705) 646-0851
lakeplan.com

Magazines

Cottage Life magazine

Cottage Association

Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association

Community Based Monitoring

Below are a number of groups who would love your help in monitoring species and water conditions. All it takes is a few hours of your time and a love of nature!
•    Bird Studies Canada: (888) 448-2473
•    Invading Species Watch: (800) 563-7711
•    Lake Partner Program: (800) 470-8322
•    Marsh Monitoring Program: (888) 448-2473
•    Ontario Hummingbird Project: 519-797-1313
•    Ontario Turtle Tally: 416-392-5999
•    Project Feeder Watch: (888) 448-2473

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