At the Town of Innisfil, we are committed to environmental sustainability to ensure that future generations can enjoy the natural landscape that our community has to offer. Check out some of the actions and initiatives that we are taking, including our Innovative Innisfil Strategic Plan.

Innisfil Seed Library

The Innisfil Seed Library is a volunteer-run program with locations at the Cookstown and Lakeshore branches of the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library. The program is free and open to everyone. Visitors can browse the selection of vegetable, herb and flower seeds and sign them out to grow at home.

At the end of the growing season, you are encouraged to donate seeds back into the program. Innisfil Seed Library also hosts many workshops and webinars to help you grow sustainably at home.

Pitch-In Day

Each year, we host Pitch-In Day to encourage people to get involved in a community cleanup.

Rain gardens

Rain runoff from roofs, driveways and patios can collect pollutants such as fertilizers and other chemicals that will then enter the storm sewer system. By planting a rain garden, you can help collect rainwater and allow it soak into the ground.

Planting a rain garden

Rain gardens look like regular gardens, but they have unique design features and consist of native plant species suited for our weather and climate. Here are some tips for planting a rain garden.

Do I have to keep the rain garden on my property that the builder installed?

Please check your purchase agreement or reach out to the builder before removing a rain garden. Some developments in the community are required to install rain gardens as part of the subdivision agreement.

Why should I plant a rain garden?

Rain gardens help mimic the natural water cycle and reduce the amount of water entering traditional stormwater sewers. According to Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, stormwater run-off is a major source of water pollution entering creeks, streams and Lake Simcoe.

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) works to protect the Lake Simcoe watershed which includes the Town of Innisfil. You can visit the LSRCA to explore nature and learn more about their conservation efforts, programs and permits.

Shoreline cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time. Visit their website to lend a hand or lead a shoreline cleanup near you!

Environmental assessments

We conduct environmental assessments to determine the impact of new building and development projects on the natural environment. View the environmental assessments for ongoing construction projects to learn more.

Environment Sustainability Policy

Review our Environment Sustainability Policy to find out how the Town of Innisfil is committed to developing a sustainable community.