As residents and businesses in Whitchurch-Stouffville, we can all do our part to create a sustainable place in which to live and work. By taking steps to reduce our use of water, electricity and other natural resources we can also save money.
Conservation doesn't stop inside your home or office. There is a lot you can do in your own yard to help conserve our resources:
Plant trees to help keep your home cooler in the summer and minimize the use of air conditioners. The Ontario Tree Atlas will help you choose a native tree that will thrive in our region of Ontario. By planting drought resistant perennial plants in your garden you will use less water and since they grow back each spring, you only need to purchase them once. Water for Tomorrow can provide you with lots of tips to help you create a beautiful and drought-resistant garden.
Landowner Environmental Assistance Program
The Landowner Environmental Assistance Program (LEAP) provides landowners with funding and technical assistance for environmental projects on their land. LEAP is administered by the LSRCA and made possible by funding from municipal partners and the support of the York, Durham, and Simcoe chapters of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. Click here for more information.
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus can be passed to humans if they are bitten by an infected mosquito and can cause serious illness in humans. The Region of York monitors West Nile virus activity by setting mosquito traps and testing for the virus.The Region of York Control Plan includes mosquito-control (larviciding), public education and surveillance.