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Activities and Projects

South Simcoe Streams Network

Start Date:

July 2008


Province of Ontario, Nottaswasaga Valley Conservation Authority; Municipalities of Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, New Tecumseth; Dufferin-Simcoe Land Stewardship Network; Tree Canada; NT Temps and Private Sector

Lead Partners:   

Adjala-Tosorontio Project Team, Alliston Lions Club, Banting Memorial High School, Nantyr Shores Secondary School, Dufferin Simcoe Land Stewardship Network; F & P Mfg., Honda of Canada Mfg., Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority; New Tecumseth Streams Committee; Nottawasaga Steelheaders, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority; NCEDC; Town of Bradford Gwillimbury, Town of Innisfil, Town of New Tecumseth, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, the Province of Ontario and multiple private sector members


  • To invest in streams together for community and waterway health 
  • To support and initiate community projects for healthier streams in South Simcoe combining multi-partner resources and community volunteer efforts for improved habitat, cleaner water and communal wellbeing
  • To engage volunteers of all ages and walks of life from schools, youth and service clubs to business and industry to participate in stream rehabilitation
  • To build cooperative partnerships to help generate the tools, know-how and funds needed to restore degraded stream systems
  • To advance community awareness and appreciation of stream and river resources, ecological threats and benefits to local communities


The South Simcoe Streams Network (SSSN) is in its fifteenth year of operation.  This program continues to draw multi-sector and community support.  The SSSN has developed innovative, action-oriented ways to improve and protect local stream environments through education, community involvement, and on the ground activities.

In 2022 with COVID restrictions easing, the SSSN was able to engage over 600 community volunteers in restoration efforts including planting over 5000 seedlings along 14 local stream corridors and helping with in-stream installation of recycled evergreens for bank stabilization. Joint efforts with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority resulted in habitat improvements and bank stabilization of an estimated 785 metres of eroding banks and 5200 square metres of floodplain creation. Achievements were in part made possible with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation under the "SSSN Connecting Communities and Creeks Project". A shoutout of appreciation also goes to participating groups, sponsors, partners, landowners, and municipalities for their support in 2022.