Cultivating memorable spaces across the region
A healthy horticultural program enhances the quality of County life in many meaningful ways. Whether you're a pro-level producer or an avid backyard gardener: if you're passionate about plants, this section is designed with you in mind.
Here you'll find an ever-growing library of practical, best practices horticultural knowledge. From written articles to webinars with niche experts, we seek to cultivate a collective understanding, appreciation and propagation of our region's natural beauty.
Rural Beautification 2022
Nominate a Beautiful County Yard
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are ready to reconnect with residents as we relaunch the Rural Beautification Contest! Judging takes place in mid-July, with first place and honourable mention prizes in all categories.
Nominate a friend, a neighbour…or yourself. Hurry - nominations close Wednesday, June 15!
Popular Agricultural Services Programs and Initiatives
The County helps protect the region's agricultural productivity by controlling harmful native and introduced plant species. Private landowners are also tasked with controlling invasive species and other pests on their properties. Learn more about invasive species control here.Learn More
Each year, a variety of methods are employed to prevent beaver dams and colonies from compromising the integrity of County roads and infrastructure. Ag Services crews assists landowners who request the removal of nuisance beaver dams from their properties.Learn More
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE BOARD
The ASB provides vital expertise and resources to help manage weed, pest, soil and water conservation programs, assist in the control of livestock diseases, promote and develop agricultural policies, and undertake projects referred to them by County Council.Learn More