The Natural Edge program is designed to help landowners create a natural shoreline by planting a selection of native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses suitable for their property. The plants help reduce soil erosion, improve water quality by filtering runoff, and provide essential habitat, including shelter and food for over 90% of wildlife.
Four Natural Edge Projects were completed in 2018 at Thode, Beaver Creek Conservation Area, Fred Heal Canoe Launch and one site along the South Saskatchewan River in the City of Saskatoon. Under this program, 200 shrubs were planted for erosion control. Financial support for these projects was provided by the Government of Canada.