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Producer – Riparian Buffer Strips


Maximum of $10,000


Producer – Riparian Buffer Strips supports producers farming alongside streams, drains, rivers, ponds, wetlands and/or lakes seeking to establish permanently vegetated buffer strips immediately adjacent to the riparian zones.

Eligible Applicants

Producers who completed:

  • A verified, 4th Edition Environmental Farm Plan
  • A site sketch (hand-drawn or computer-generated) or AgMaps output showing the proposed project location

Eligible Expenses

  • Site preparation
  • Seeding field margins within or adjacent to riparian areas, and that were cropped within the past two years, to permanent vegetative cover
    • Buffer strips shall be a minimum of three metres in width from top of bank
  • Purchase and planting of native or non-invasive introduced species of trees, shrubs, grasses, legumes or wildflowers to stabilize riparian zones
    • Tree species and planting techniques should adhere to practices that would typically be advocated by a professional forester
    • Total eligible costs for tree purchase and planting is capped at $50 per tree
  • Tree guards
  • Mulch
  • Weed control systems
  • In-kind contributions

Deadline Date

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Contact Name: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Phone Number: 1-877-424-1300

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Ontario ,
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