Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project

Improving soil health in the Lake Simcoe watershed

There is no limit to the number of applications a farm business can submit!
Deadline has been extended to December 15, 2017

What is the Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project?

The Lake Simcoe Soil Health Improvement Project (LS-SHIP) supports efforts to improve soil health on agricultural lands within the Lake Simcoe watershed through the implementation of eligible BMPs.

Haven’t completed a Soil Health Check-Up? Get started now.

Implement cover crops anywhere on the farm property and receive 50% cost-share up to a cap of $20,000 per project!

Program Brochure

For full program details, download
the Program Brochure.

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updates and program launches.



Am I eligible for LS-SHIP?

To be eligible, applicants and the farm property where the proposed project will be completed must:

  1. Be located in the Lake Simcoe watershed (click here for interactive map)
  2. Have completed a Soil Health Check-Up, working with a participating Certified Crop Advisor or Professional Agrologist
  3. Have a completed Environmental Farm Plan, dated on or after 2012
  4. Have a valid Farm Business Registration Number or can provide an appropriate religious, cultural or gross farm income exemption
  5. Have a Premises Identification Number (PID)
Haven’t completed a Soil Health Check-Up?
 Find out more and get started here.

Don’t have a 3rd or 4th edition Environmental Farm Plan?
Sign up for a workshop online or contact LS-SHIP directly for more information.

LS-SHIP Eligible Area

LS-SHIP is available to farm businesses in the Lake Simcoe watershed. Click for interactive map.

Have a question? Contact Amy Tenbult at (226) 706-8669 or


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